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Author Topic: Drift Sock 2  (Read 1722 times)

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StarBoard7

Drift Sock 2
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:23:51 PM »

I was going to go with 2 48" cabelas socks but decided to go with 1 50" instead to get a feel for it.
I also purchased the cabelas harness/buoy for it.

The product is on its way so I haven't got it to check it out yet but I have heard several people mention floating/Stretchy line when using a sock can you please let me know where I can purchase this at prefferably online and how much to get for 1 sock?
I have also heard people say they like a rope with a loop at the end that ties off to the cleat so that a metal locking latch thingy can be added for ease of us any ideas/

Basically I'm just looking for the best and easiest way to handle a sock.

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Drift Sock 2
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 08:59:50 AM »

I use about 8' of rope with a loop in the end to secure it to a cleat.

BTW - never use the drift sock off the front or back, always the side.  Since you will be going slower than the waves, it is a great way to fill your boat up if you tie off to one of the ends.  The cleat in front of the console is the best one.
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Re: Drift Sock 2
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 02:30:37 AM »

I use a drift sock quite a bit with customers up on Lake Michigan, in the Traverse City area, and I do use a bungee system.  I think the one that I have is made by Anchor Buddy, but I'm not sure.   Bags have a tendency to suddenly jolt a boat, depending on how the boat is riding the wave, and the bungee system softens the jolt, resulting in a much smoother drift.   Mine is only about 3 feet long, and stretches quite a bit if necessary.   

I also agree--you can use a forward or aft cleat, depending on the angle you want the boat to ride in, but make sure that they're on the sides, never the true front or back, or you can really take on water when you spear waves.   
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Re: Drift Sock 2
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 08:31:37 AM »

i just bought 2  38" from cabelas for 40$ total. they have them in bargain bin, if you get 2 large size they knock of 10 bucks. They are actually pretty nice, heavy nylon bags.

From what i can tell, the large should be plenty for a regular size bass boat plus you got an extra one for those really windy days.  I like the idea of having two anyway, having one in front and back you can help control the boat position as you drift without having to use the TM all the time.
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