How to slow down a 24 ft pontoon boat

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Branj796, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    I recently purchased a 24 ft. pontoon boat and have no idea how big of a drift sock to use or if there are any other ways. Any info would be helpful

    Jake
     
  2. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    It would probably take 3, 6 footers to slow down the toon in heavy wind. I have seen guides use 2 poles at each end of the boat with a 4 ft X 24 ft tarp attached to each pole to slow them down. This method would take some rigging, but I have been told it works really well.
     

  3. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I normally use 2 5' footers on my 21' pontoon,it does the job in most situations,but when the win is really whipping it needs a little more,I have a 10' footer ordered at this time,Easterlin makes one that alot of guys around here use.