My MIL just bought a new pontoon. 23 footer with a 115 on it. Was toying around with the trolling feature on the Honda and I can drop it to 400 rpms, which is pretty cool, but can’t get the trolling speed under 2.0 mph. I’ve drifted with it, anchored it, both were much easier than I thought it was going to be with such a big boat. I’ve heard they are sails in the wind. But I’d like the ability to troll with it when the winds aren’t right for where I’m fishing. I’ve read about using a drift sock and put it directly under the boat, between the toons, to get it out of the way…which is genius as long as you don’t let it get to the motor obviously. So my question is how big of a drift sock would I need to slow the boat from 2.0 to 1.5ish for pulling spinner rigs.
I’ve also thought about putting the plate over the motor, but I thought I’d try the cheaper option first. I know drift socks can be a pain to deal with but it’s worth a shot.