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Old 06-02-2020, 11:08 AM
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Default drift sock set up for 1750?

whats a good sock setup to bring down the MPH on a 2003 crestliner 1750 with a 125 merc to crankbait speed, more specifically pulling cranks into the wind. without anything its a little fast, like 5 mph. i haven't used one yet. And its appears cabelas doesn't sell drift socks anymore, at least on the website, whats up with that?
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:17 AM
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Why use drift socks for 5mph? You can easily idle at that speed. Normally socks are deployed to brake speed down to about 2 mph.

I have the same boat with 140hp. I rigged a line under the hull attached to the fore side cleats. I used medium sized Cabelas socks tied equal distant from the keel. This set up is even and avoids entanglement with the prop. However, steerage is unmanageable with constant over steering and high power. I think much smaller socks may work but havenít tried.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:26 AM
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Cobbled, I think I am understanding you can only get down to 5,right? I think you will be better off with 2 smaller type bags. One on each side. The bags are a pita. If you can do an electric setup you will enjoy fishing more. Even an old beater outboard for trolling would be better than the bags with the big motor. Good luck. Bob
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:06 PM
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Amish outfitters makes the Buggy Bag. I would start with two smaller ones. Regular bags will probably not hold up to what you want to do.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:16 PM
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I would suggest two 24 or 30 inch bags. The 30's worked great on my 22 foot Crestliner. Trolled down to .8 mph.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:10 PM
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Cobbled, I think I am understanding you can only get down to 5,right? I think you will be better off with 2 smaller type bags. One on each side. The bags are a pita. If you can do an electric setup you will enjoy fishing more. Even an old beater outboard for trolling would be better than the bags with the big motor. Good luck. Bob
yes correct. i have a 24 volt minnkota but i just hate running it so hard into the wind pulling plugs, besides the wind tho it works pretty good being its a relatively light boat
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:13 PM
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I would suggest two 24 or 30 inch bags. The 30's worked great on my 22 foot Crestliner. Trolled down to .8 mph.
ok, i will look into these sizes. i will look for the cheapest ones i can find in case it does not get me the right speed
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:44 AM
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cobbled, you can try this if you have a bow mounted electric: turn the electric so its pushing backward . Just leave it at what ever speed gets you down to what you want . Then run your big motor like normal. I can easily get down to 1 mph with my 115 honda that way-works good for me
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:46 AM
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ok, i will look into these sizes. i will look for the cheapest ones i can find in case it does not get me the right speed
Cobbled,
The Amish buggy bags that you would be interested in are the 22" and the 28" size. From experience I know that the 22's may get you to crankbait speed, but just barely. Get the 28's and you will have no trouble with cranks, and you will also be covered for worm harnesses and rigging.

Mark
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:29 AM
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two five gallon buckets tied off each transom eye.
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