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Using the Rail

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Is using the rail permitted on 52 hour trips aboard the Big E? If so, what are the considerations of ettiquette with regard to using the rail if and when you are without harness, and being taken around the boat, having to move with a big fish? Thanks.

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There should be no issue with the crew having a problem with it. The rail may be a little high to use it effectively. I use the rail and am not ashamed. You do have to follow your fish. I use the rail when the fish has sounded and its underneath the boat. If the tuna is on the move, you have to follow it. Keep the fish in front of you and when he gets under you, use the rail as a pivot.
I didn't mean right underneath the boat, but rather straight down. Thanks for clearing that up TJ. If he is right under the boat follow TJ's advice. BTW, that is a good looking new rod Kevin made you TJ. Pretty!
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