Do you have to face a certain way to drift?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by papabear108, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. papabear108

    papabear108 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am hoping to finally shake off winter and go fishing next week. I use a pontoon boat which leads me to my question. There is not really room on the back for drifting. Can I raise the motor and drift backwards? If so, are there any concerns I should be aware of? Thanks in advanced for the advice. I know you guys (and gals) have the answer

    Brian:smile2:
     
  2. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    No, it doesnt make any difference which way you drift, forwards, backwards, sideways, but preferrably not upside down. :wink: If you want to control your drift speed or boats attitude try using drift socks or make you some drift buckets.
     

  3. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Where I come from,we drift sideways. Usually with the wind portside. Thats just where my rod holders are. Get a couple drift socks,bigguns. Toons tend to catch alot of wind.
     
  4. papabear108

    papabear108 New Member

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    Yeah, I was gonna make some drift buckets. I found the design here on the boc and think I can use it. Don't have the money for the drift socks yet.

    :wink: