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Auto Dippers

ROLLER ASSEMBLY WITH FLAP
The roller assembly design works best with crabbers who use trot lines with baits tied directly to the line, but will also works with snooded trot lines depending on the captains driving skills (you must be able to keep the crab line running in the middle of the rollers while running down the line).  Overall size of roller ass'y is 4" wide x 10 " long. Our rollers are made of polyurethane and they are extremely cut and abrasion resistant. Wonít split or crack, even in extreme cold. The long horizontal roller is 3" in dia x 9 3/4" long, and the (2) vertical rollers are 2" dia x 6" long. Weight is 6 lbs.

Clam Bag Attachment
The clam bag attachment is the best all purpose design that works great for every type of crab line, including tie direct bait, snood lines and clam bags. The design allows your crab line to ride smoothly over the large dia SS pipe, and thru the SS Ramp supporting the crab line.  This design is proven and has been used by commercial crabbers for years. This design allows the line to run smoothly over the basket without the crab line jerking. This attachment is designed with a crab line guide which allows you to guide your crab line into the SS ramp just by running the SS guide into the crab line. The roller assy and the razor clam attachment are interchangeable and will fit on both dipper baskets made by Captain Bruce. The Tig welded stainless steel clam bag attachment is bolted to the top of dipper baskets for easy removal. Total weight 21 lbs.


Recreational Auto Dipper: Made for the recreational crabber who would like to use a auto dipper. Designed by Captain Bruce using the proven auto dipper system to catch crabs, but is less expensive and has less weight than the commercial auto dippers. This design allows you to mount on either side of your boat just by flipping the ramp around (180 degrees) and pulling the catch bag inside out.

Commercial Auto Dipper: Made for the serious commercial crabber who makes his living on the water and wants to become more efficient in catching more crabs than by hand dipping. Designed by Captain Bruce, the Commercial dipper has a aluminum cage to help funnel the crabs into the net.

Both types of systems are attached to the same arms which make them interchangeable with both models.

All Aluminum Tig Welded Frame That Canít Rust
Captain Bruceís Aluminum Auto Dipper Guarantee: Aluminum Dippers have been given a bad rap because of the difficulty of welding aluminum. Most auto dipper makers try to (stick weld) their own aluminum and then wonder why they donít hold up? The stick weld becomes brittle and breaks after a year or two. Thatís exactly why Captain Bruce contracted with a welding company that specializes in the Tig welding of aluminum to fabricate his dippers (instead of trying to weld it himself). Tig welding melts and fuses the aluminum together to make a much stronger and longer lasting weld. All auto dippers come as complete kits and include:

  • Pole (with base and side brackets)
  • Arm (that connects the pole to the basket or frame)
  • Basket or frame with custom made net attached
  • High Speed hand winch
  • All Stainless Steel bolts and hardware which include
  • (4) 3/8" x 1" SS Lag screws for pole base
  • (2) 1/4" x 2" SS bolts and nuts for side pole bracket
  • (4) 1/4" x 1" SS bolts and nuts to mount winch
  • (1) 1/2" x 4" SS bolt and nut to connect the arm to pole
    (4) 3/8" x 1 1/2" bolts and nuts to attach arm to basket or frame
  • (1) 1/4" SS threaded connector (to connect winch hook to lifting arm
  • (2) # 2 brass snaps and #8 line to connect from the front cleat of your boat to the inside arm of your dipper to prevent the basket from swinging away from the boat begins to move forward by the water pressure
  • (1) set of installation instructions

Basket Swing Radius:  The basket swing Radius (with the basket cranked all the way up, from the further est point of the basket to the pole) is 60" (with the arm engaged all the way in the pole or 65" when the two flat bars ends of the arm are flush with the outside edge of the pole).

AUTO DIPPER MOUNTING DIRECTIONS


 
30" x 30" Recreational
Auto Dipper
w/Heavy Duty Rollers

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Total weight is about 35 lbs (including dipper with net, poles, brackets, hardware and winch).  PICK-UP ONLY.



 

30" x 30" Recreational
Auto Dipper
w/Clam Bag Attachment

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The clam bag attachment is the best all purpose design that works great for every type of crab line, including tie direct bait, snood lines and clam bags. The design allows your crab line to ride smoothly over the large dia SS pipe, and thru the SS Ramp supporting the crab line. This design is proven and has been used by commercial crabbers for years. This design allows the line to run smoothly over the basket without the crab line jerking. This attachment is designed with a crab line guide which allows you to guide your crab line into the SS ramp just by running the SS guide into the crab line. The roller assy and the razor clam attachment are interchangeable and will fit on both dipper baskets made by Captain Bruce. The Tig welded stainless steel clam bag attachment is bolted to the top of dipper baskets for easy removal The total weight for the Rec dipper with the SS clam bag attachment is 56 lbs. PICK-UP ONLY.
NEW & IMPROVED
Commercial Auto Dipper
w/
Clam Bag Attachment
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The basket is Tig welded and made out of aluminum. This attachment is all stainless steel (read description above). Total weight is about 80 lbs (including dipper with net, poles, brackets, hardware and winch). Everything is included for a complete dipper. PICK-UP ONLY.
NEW & IMPROVED
Commercial Auto Dipper
w/Heavy Duty Rollers


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The basket is Tig welded and made out of aluminum. This dipper comes standard with heavy duty commercial rollers. Total weight is about 60 lbs (including dipper with net, poles, brackets, hardware and winch). Everything is included for a complete dipper. PICK-UP ONLY.

$ 799.00

$ 1059.00

$ 1359.00

$ 1099.00

 

Clam Bag Attachment

Item #CBA

The clam bag attachment is the best all purpose design that works great for every type of crab line, including tie direct bait, snood lines and clam bags. The design allows your crab line to ride smoothly over the large dia SS pipe, and thru the SS Ramp supporting the crab line. This design is proven and has been used by commercial crabbers for years. This design allows the line to run smoothly over the basket without the crab line jerking. This attachment is designed with a crab line guide which allows you to guide your crab line into the SS ramp just by running the SS guide into the crab line. The roller assy and the razor clam attachment are interchangeable and will fit on both dipper baskets made by Captain Bruce. The Tig welded stainless steel clam bag attachment is bolted to the top of dipper baskets for easy removal The total weight for the SS clam bag attachment is 21 lbs.

Rollers Assembly w/ Flat Plates

FRONT VIEW

REAR VIEW
Item #257

Just need the rollers? This roller is the same as #256 but mounted on a flat bar for easy installation on your existing arm. Overall size of roller ass'y is 4" wide x 10 " long. Our rollers are made of polyurethane and they are extremely cut and abrasion resistant. Wonít split or crack, even in extreme cold. The long horizontal roller is 3" in Dia x 9 3/4" long, and the (2) vertical rollers are 2" dia x 6" long. Weight is 6 lbs.

Extra Set of Auto Dipper Brackets

Item #164

Now you can go in half with your crabbing buddy on a auto dipper and use it on as many boats as you want. Just order and install brackets (complete with SS mounting hardware) in other boats and lift the auto dipper and pole and just slide it into the brackets in your buddy's boat.  

 

$ 349.00/ea

$ 189.00/ea

$ 99.00/set

 

REPLACEMENT BAGS
Need a new bag? All dipper bags have one end open and the other end has a draw string closing system.

NOTE: Make sure you measure the back of your cage before you order replacement bag.  Most baskets are tapered front to back Example:  A 36" basket (measured at front of the cage) uses a 30" square bag
(measured at the back of the cage).

Replacement Bag
SMALL

 

Small: 19"x19"x42". For custom orders contact Captain Bruce with request.

Replacement Bag
MEDIUM

 

Medium: 24"x24"x42". For custom orders contact Captain Bruce with request.

Replacement Bag
LARGE
 

Large: 30"x30"x42". For custom orders contact Captain Bruce with request.

 

Reg Price: $ 100.00/ea

Reg Price: $ 125.00/ea

Reg Price: $ 150.00/ea

 

See video of Captain Bruce's Auto Dippers in Action!
Almost a crab on every bait.  My customer Steve purchased an auto dipper last year and was catching over a bushel per run on a 2,000' line. 
The dipper paid for itself that first month!

Questions?  
Call Captain Bruce at 410.287.6315 or 443.693.2438 or email today!