Spinning and turning

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by haromp, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. haromp New Member

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    budapest, Hungary
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    Dear all!

    I have a 6 feet long ponton boat but I have the following problem
    with it: I usually fish with it but when there is wind it turns away
    from the good direction. Sometimes even the swing of the casting is
    enough to turn it into another direction. I would like to ask your
    advice what can I do to avoid these spins.

    Thanks for the answers,
  2. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Edmonds, Wa.
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    Depends on the type of fishing your doing. If you want to hold position, you can use two anchors. If you want to move around, the only thing that will help is to add a keel. I haven't seen anyone do this yet. But I'm sure someone has tried.
  3. Norm Frechette Active Member

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    Norwich, CT
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    use an oar to reposition yourself or use fins to do it
  4. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Seattle WA
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    Not scientific, but I usually anchor (only 1) my pontoon and leave the opposite oar (casting side) in the water. I noticed it keeps me from spinning as much.