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The driftsock topic #12685964
03/23/18 09:33 AM
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Van Alstyne
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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?

Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes] #12686000
03/23/18 09:46 AM
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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.

Last edited by Jimbo; 03/23/18 09:52 AM.

Just one more cast!

Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes] #12686116
03/23/18 11:01 AM
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ah, I think I see what your saying here!

I probably will be better tossing out the anchor

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Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes] #12686142
03/23/18 11:21 AM
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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.

Last edited by Todd™; 03/23/18 11:23 AM.
Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes] #12686145
03/23/18 11:25 AM
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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.

Last edited by Todd™; 03/23/18 11:27 AM.
Re: The driftsock topic [Re: timbertoes] #12686316
03/23/18 01:44 PM
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thanks, I had no idea that could happen!

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