In 1989, we first introduced the patented LD (low drag) Buoy to the commercial fishing industry. Hauling in a 700-lb crab pot in 30-ft seas is the most dangerous job in the world. That's why we created a buoy designed for faster, safer pickups, easing strain on both crew and gear. Polyform's LD Series is the best option for any application where a buoy is dragged or brought in and out of the water regularly. It is distinguished as the #1 buoy used in the commercial crabbing and fishing industries today, outselling all other dragged buoys combined.

LD Series Features

Unique shape and rib design lower drag and allow the buoy to "skip" along the surface upon retrieval.

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LD Series Features
  • Unique shape makes pot retrieval easier
  • LD reduces drag by as much as 80% compared to standard round buoys
  • Great choice for any offshore fishing application
  • Polyform's vinyl valve system maintains buoy inflation
  • Even wall thickness for maximum strength and durability
  • Heavy - duty reinforced rope hold
  • Offered in 17 brilliantly visible and fluorescent(F) colors
  • Excellent fore and aft rafting protection
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Buoys/LD Series Size Chart

Buoys size chart, Polyform LD-Series

Buoys Metric Size Chart

Model LD-1 LD-2 LD-3 LD-4
Size (diameter x length) 21.8 x 48.3 cm 29.2 x 61 cm 34.3 x 73.7 cm 39.4 x 94 cm
Eye Diameter 2.5 cm 2.5 cm 2.5 cm 2.5 cm
Circumference 68.7 cm 91.8 cm 107.8 cm 123.7 cm
Volume 11.4 L 23.1 L 40.9 L 72.7 L
Pieces per carton 10 10 10 5

Buoys Imperial Size Chart

Model LD-1 LD-2 LD-3 LD-4
Size (diameter x length) 8.6 x 19 in 11.5 x 24 in 13.5 x 29 in 15.5 x 37 in
Eye Diameter 1 in 1 in 1 in 1 in
Circumference 27 in 36.1 in 42.4 in 48.7 in
Volume 3 G 6.1 G 10.8 G 19.2 G
Pieces per carton 10 10 10 5