Author Topic: Big Boards - Slow Speed  (Read 2494 times)


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Big Boards - Slow Speed
« on: March 05, 2011, 12:47:00 am »
Im looking for a set of big boards that will pull hard at slower speeds.  In the spring i like trolling 2 mph or less.  My Otters dont pull well at all under slow speeds, they tend to hang back. I usually have to run above 2mph to get decent pulls from them.  

In your opinion what brand pulls well under 2 mph?  Amish?


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Big Boards - Slow Speed
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 10:32:00 am »
Copied from another thread. thanks to YankeeTroller.

 for optimal performance 9.5" from the front hole to the knot and 11.5" from the knot to the rear hole. It will track much better with this setting over the recommended setting provided in the instructions. I have pulled a 700 copper off this setting and the board performed very well. This is the setting that most guys running otters on Lake O are using.

Krawler, I tried this set-up in the fall in Quinte and my otter boats were pulling very well, even at 1-1.5mph. You may want to give it a try before you purchase new boards.




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Big Boards - Slow Speed
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 08:10:00 pm »
these are some modifications for slow speed trolling


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Big Boards - Slow Speed
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 01:16:00 pm »
We troll slow here on Erie...Amish plastic/aztec boards do a nice job at or below 2 m.p.h.