Originally Posted by TAURUS
"20' 200# mono leader installed on the loop bolt 4' out the out riggers each side"
that's the kind of hillbilly bull$hit that gets people hurt.what do you think will happen when you run through a kelp ball?
quit fking around and take a trip north...'flopper stoppers' have been used on trailer boats for decades with the small boat salmon fleet..they work great both trolling and drifting...i know of several 24' class boats set up with them..it's all in how you set up the stays and the tension line.
Hello John Good to hear from you i appreciate your insight and experience very much concerning my safety.
Can you provide more information posibbly a diagram of the flopper stopper system rigging of the stays and tension lines ? Do you know what strength rigging line they are using ?
I did not know i could troll with flopper stoppers, my drift last trip was 3 knots so much current and wind.
How does this system deal with kelp just in strength ?
Does the kelp get caught in the hinge of the flopper stopper ?
My out riggers have stays and tension lines and are very heavy duty at just 4' out.
I can use heavier lines on the rigging to match the other proven system you are talking about if you would help me out so i do not kill myself and do not worry i can not invite any guest she is maxed out with gear bait and fuel.
My outriggers are 16' Hawaiian one piece outriggers mounted on heavy duty maxi misers heavily reinforced.
The eye bolt I'm attaching to is only 4' out where the one piece aluminum outrigger is super strong and i saw zero, no give or flex at all under load in substantial seas.
John have you ever used Z-Wing 250 ? their design is hydrodynamic the primary principal of their operation and work very well.
Hope your season is going well, i was very close to your spot recently and noticed a lot of large blue sharks were around.
Any Humboldt's around ?
OK Amigo thanks again and may all your quotas be filled.