Re: need to slow down for trolling
Earlier poster mentioned pulling a drift sock behind the boat - I tried that this weekend with a drift sock (purchased from West Marine) behind my Sea Pro 180cc with 90hp Johnson. I only have one and put it out on the starboard side. It did drop my speed from 3.5 mph to about 2.2 mph. However, the sock rolled up/down, left/right and twisted badly. I could not control my direction at all. Maybe if I had an identical one out on the port side the direction control would have been better but I doubt it considering the way it rolled and all. I do like Bhudda's 5-gal bucket solution and will probably try that before surrendering to the "happy troller" option. Anyway, in my experience with drift sock on back of just one side, it didn't work at all and I just settled for trolling at 3.5 mph.