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    Need advice on drift sock. I fish out of a 16ft Alumacraft. What size sock would be best.

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    Depends on how fast you want to go, and the time of year. The bigger the better if you want to crawl along on a really windy day. I use 1 or 2 socks depending on wind speed. I use 30" socks when I want to move along at a decent speed when it's warmer. I use 66 or 78" in colder water to go slow.
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    Thanks guys for yalls input. I fished Saturday afternoon for the first time this year , the wind was not really high but moving my tin boat around .65 which is too fast. Just wanting to stay around .3 to .4.

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    Try dragging chains instead of wind socks.


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    Thanks Feeshrman think I may have some chain. I'll try that first

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    You can use 5 gallon buckets also. On my 1652 G3 I can drag one bucket it will decrease my speed from 1mph to .7 mph, I can drag two to get me down to .4 -.5 mph. Just drill holes in each side under where the handle was and either drill one large hole (2" or so) in the center of the bottom or 8 to 12 small 1/2" holes for water to travel thru. Total cost if you own a drill under $20 bucks for the rope and buckets.
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    academy sporting goods has some cheap drift socks if you just want to try them....i think i paid $14 each for mine
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    Drag chains first

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