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#12685964 - 03/23/18 10:33 AM The driftsock topic
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1674
Loc: Van Alstyne
hehe.
I expect to be on a 20-30 acre pond Saturday afternoon..going to be windy.
Having never used a driftsock on a yak, I wonder if I will end up turtling or some other cussing fit.
perhaps I should consider a stakeout pole ? I guess that limits me to certain depths.
Have an Academy drift sock.
do many of youse guys sue a driftsock?

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#12686000 - 03/23/18 10:46 AM Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
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Just remember when you drift with a high wind you better be drifting toward your take out area or look forward to making little to no progress paddling/peddling into the wind to reach your take out.
20 or 30 acre pond will be no problem, but on a large lake it could be this time of year especially.
I've used one but not in a strong wind say over 10 to 12 mph.


Edited by Jimbo (03/23/18 10:52 AM)
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#12686116 - 03/23/18 12:01 PM Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes]
timbertoes Offline
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ah, I think I see what your saying here!

I probably will be better tossing out the anchor


Edited by timbertoes (03/23/18 12:02 PM)

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#12686142 - 03/23/18 12:21 PM Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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I use them all the time. I like to tie an extra 5 foot of rope to get it away from the kayak and put a small float on the end. They fill up better that way. I attach it to my anchor trolley so I can position it where it keeps me pointing the way I want. You won't have issues with turtling. Just remember to pull it out if the water slowly so it can drain. I also prefer the 36 inch or bigger drift socks.


Edited by Todd™ (03/23/18 12:23 PM)
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#12686145 - 03/23/18 12:25 PM Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes]
Todd™ Offline
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Originally Posted By: timbertoes
ah, I think I see what your saying here!

I probably will be better tossing out the anchor

Anchoring solid in high winds will get you splashed a lot and jerked around if not turtled. Safer to use the soft pull on a sock than a solid anchor point.


Edited by Todd™ (03/23/18 12:27 PM)
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#12686316 - 03/23/18 02:44 PM Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
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Loc: Van Alstyne
thanks, I had no idea that could happen!

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