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Old 04-20-2006, 08:30 PM
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Default What can I use to slow down my boat for trolling

Some how I need to slow my boat down for trolling. On the incomeing tide my speed (GPS) is 1.5 + - while trolling agenst the current. While trolling with the current my speed (GPS) is 3.2 + - . I dont have a kicker. I need somthing that will be "cost effective" I would like any and all advice for this delemia. Thanks in advance mrb
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:38 PM
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Mr B check out Green Herons home made drift sock
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:23 AM
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I'll check that out Jim, thanks. Do you know annyone who uses a devices behind the prop that you can lift up or down so you can adjust your speed?
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:28 AM
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the product you speak of is called the happy troller.. they work awesome, I had one on my salmon fishing skiff, I could troll a live smelt with the big motor as slow as I could with the electric...
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:40 AM
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Thats great Roc, thats exactly what we need to achieve. Thanks, I'm going to order me one right now.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:19 AM
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I got a drift sock at west marine. works good
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:42 PM
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I thought about a drift sock, but I think the device Roc told me about can be switched back and forth pretty easy. I like easy.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:52 PM
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The one I got at west marine is easy . Has a strap ,so that when you pull it from the small end all the water comes right out. very easy?
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:09 PM
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Default trolling plate

had a friend that had one of those plate that dropped down behind the prop he said it made his motor over heat he thinks it has to do with the through prop exhaust

Maybe it was not installed correctly
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:25 AM
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Thats intresting.
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Mr B

the product you speak of is called the happy troller.. they work awesome, I had one on my salmon fishing skiff, I could troll a live smelt with the big motor as slow as I could with the electric...
I've used Happy Trollers for years. They work great. I have a 115 Honda that will troll as slow as I want with it, just as Roccus says. Just don't forget to pull the plate up when you're done trolling. They will bend under power.

PS...have never had an overheating problem with 2 strokes or 4 strokes.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:24 AM
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So far this year the trolling speed hasent been an issue. I will install the Happy Troller prior to our annual Salmon trip as trolling and spped is key. Thanks
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