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    Someone has installed the "trolling plate" for duoprop?
    Thanks..
    Il Monello

  • #2
    I am not sure this is what you are talking about.

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...man/asc/0/grid

    I'm not even sure what they are suppose to do exactly.

    Maybe someone who used one can help you out.
    Life is to short for an ugly boat

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    Tom

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    • #3
      Hello Split..

      http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...requestid=1489


      Il Monello

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      • #4
        I looked into them briefly. Settled on a pair of 36" Amish Outfitter "Beefy Bags". Basically a very heavy duty drift sock that you rig up to your spring cleats. They slow my trolling speed from about 4.3 knots at idle to about 1.7-1.8 knots at idle.

        http://amishoutfitters.com/beefybags.htm
        --Mike
        2004 Carolina Classic 25 - Little Dandy
        Volvo 8.1 DuoProp
        ocimaya.org

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        • #5
          Thanks Mike.
          You have one photo or a link of these bags?
          Where you put the bags?
          My Boat ...3,2 kn.Not good for decoy alive.

          Il Monello
          Italy

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          • #6
            Trolling Bags

            Il Monello,

            Many charter captains use trolling bags here on the Great Lakes. They are used with twin inboard boats as well as single I/O drive boats. Here is a link to a picture of the Amish Outfitters “Buggy Bags” I borrowed from the BobsOutdoors.com web site.

            http://www.bobsoutdoors.com/shop/images/496.jpg

            The “BEEFY BAGS” look the same but with much heavier construction. If you decide to go with trolling bags, make sure to get the Beefy Bags. There are other manufactures that make them, but I don’t have first hand knowledge of their products. You can purchase directly from Amish Outfitters at the web site in my other post. I have no interest in the company, just a satisfied customer.

            Rigging: I used 1/2 inch braided nylon line on the front and back loops of the bags. There is a lot of stress on these lines, so don’t skimp here and go too small. Last thing you need is getting this hung up in your props. Getting the line length just right takes a little on the water experimenting. My gear is stored for the season now or I would measure it up for you. The larger opening on the bag is the front and the line for the front is attached to the spring cleats of your boat. You need enough line so that it can completely submerge and open when trolling. The smaller opening on the bag is the back. The loop on the back is attached to the cleats near your transom. The length of line on the back needs to be short enough to keep the bags from getting underneath the hull. Properly set up, the bags run alongside the hull.

            Operation: Deploy the bags when you get to the fishing area. Then set your lines. When deployed, the bags look like parachutes running on either side of the hull. Fish are played and landed over the transom. When done fishing an area, pull your gear then the bags.

            Sorry, I don’t have a picture of the bags deployed.

            --Mike
            --Mike
            2004 Carolina Classic 25 - Little Dandy
            Volvo 8.1 DuoProp
            ocimaya.org

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            • #7
              Thanks Little Dandy,
              I buyed the trolling bags in Italy.
              Giuseppe

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