Stabilizer, or drift buckets

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by Bill in SC, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    South Caro
    Folks are always asking me about the buckets I have on my boat with the holes drilled in the bottom. I use these buckets off each corner of the rear of my boat when tied up in heavy current. The buckets serve the same purpose as the tail on a kite. Without the buckets, a boat tends to sway from side to side in the current when tied up, thus hanging up or fouling your lines. The buckets with holes drilled in them keep the boat relatively stable from swaying. They are cheap, and very easy to make. All you have to do is get a pair of plastic five gallon buckets. I use a hole saw and drill 1 1/2 inch holes in the bottom. I attach the buckets to the rear cleat on each side with about 5 feet of rope, the other end tied to the handle of the bucket. After tying up, just toss them over the back and they go to work.

    Bill in SC