Originally Posted by GULF COAST FISHERMAN
I would like to use 2 drift socks for my Shallow Sport 18 Sport. I am thinking 30". Does anyone use 2 drift socks on a similar size boat and what size do you use? Thanks!
I had the same boat and I used 2 - 48" drift socks as well as using the trolling motor at times just like sgrem described. A 48" drift sock can get pretty pricey when buying one pre rigged let alone two. I pieced mine together and came out way ahead on price. Of course the socks are your big money item and the rest is really cheap. 50' of a good nylon dock line is next to nothing as well as your floats and swivels. Regardless whether you buy one fully assembled or you put it together, do your self a huge favor and get the socks that have a dump strap !!
Also you will find that there are some cheap socks out there, but I will tell you from experience, they will not hold up !! Do a few drifts across some reefs and you'll see why. Hell even the expensive ones are going to eventually get torn and cut from drifting reefs, but the material is good enough you can get them sown back up.