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Old 11-03-2013, 19:06   #1
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Has anyone ever used down riggers on a sailboat?
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:02   #2
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I've never seen em, but I bet someone has
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Re: Fishing

I have not mounted them on my sailboat - yet, but depending on your layout, I'd put them about 3/4+ of the way back in the cockpit, or just aft of a rear traveler. You will probably want to "troll" via the jib and have the boom up and out of the way via a topping lift...
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Yup. Even though I'm not much of a fisher, I have one. Quite common up here on Lake Superior.
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Re: Fishing

No reason not to, sailboat has a better speed cycle than your average power boat anyway for trolling to 7 knots or so.
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Old 13-03-2013, 16:13   #7
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Thanks guys. I will trying to mount and use one on my sailboat. I love river fishing for trout and salmon and hope to continue on my new boat⛵
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Re: Fishing

Welcome to the forum. While unfamiliar with lake fishing, I do have some salt time. We use a 6 spool gurdy system with 65 lb canon balls to fish commercially for salmon. There is no reason that you cannot employ a down rigger to troll for fish while under sail. I have done it for years.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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