Hauling back

Provincetown trawler

As the trawl is hauled back, Reneva crewmen David Carreiro, left, and David Gonsalves use steel bars to guide the cables evenly onto the winch drums. At the end of each cable is a 700-pound otter door holding the net open. In the complex winch system of an eastern rig, one cable plays out through a pulley forward on the boat, and the other plays out aft. Gonsalves has the hard job, guiding the shorter length of cable with less leverage.