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Hi Everyone, I am wondering what size drift sock I should use for a 18’ aluminum boat with a 90 Hp motor. I’m trying to get down to 1.5-1.8 mph, but currently can only get as low as 2.4 mph. Thank you

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Have you considered using a trolling plate? Drift bags are great for jiggin or helping to  counteract the affects of the wind but they may not be your best choice for controlling your forward speed.

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Trolling bags for trolling... drift sock for drifting.... be a cheapo like myself and throw 2 buckets off the back to slow the troll down... lol


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4 hours ago, Shuttsy141 said:

Hi Everyone, I am wondering what size drift sock I should use for a 18’ aluminum boat with a 90 Hp motor. I’m trying to get down to 1.5-1.8 mph, but currently can only get as low as 2.4 mph. Thank you

Amish outfitters 18".  I have 2. for an 18' boat with a 115.  I only use them for lakers.  I usually only need 1

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Amish outfitters 18".  I have 2. for an 18' boat with a 115.  I only use them for lakers.  I usually only need 1


X2 on Amish Outfitters trolling bags. I have an 18’ trophy and use them. Pretty sure I have two of the 18”. They also help the boat to stabilize in chop, sometime I use them just for that.


- GBL

Puffer II: 1802 Trophy
Green Boat: 1966 Starcraft Mariner-V 14

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