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    Down riggers and V Drives-gctid371013

    I am thinking about installing downriggers on my 3688 with V drives.

    My concern is getting the line wrapped up in the props of course.

    I would locate as far aft as I could.

    Anyone else out there with a similar application?

    Do you have line cutters installed?

    Do you use the long booms on the downriggers?

    I had a 2452 before and am going through some salmon fishing withdrawels by not being able to use downriggers.

    I have Scotty electrics.

    Looking for advice before I get into this.

    Thanks,

    Corky

    Corky
    1992 3688
    Bellingham

    #2
    Mount them on the stern quarters and point them straight out the sides. Let enough fishing line out so you can still make a slow turn.
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      Agreed, right at the stern corners, if you have line cutters on your props switch the stainless cable out for braid on the downriggers, you should be good from there..fish on

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        #4
        Outboards and outdrives are the worst for getting a downrigger line caught in the prop. Inboards and V drives obviously the best. Just turn slowly and don't back down catching a fish unless the downriggers are up. With Scotty electrics, it is so easy to just push a button to raise the downrigger and fish landing should be done with all downriggers up, a large fish can run the line around a downrigger cable and then around a prop. It is not fun watching a fish jump out behind you boat tied to a line and you have no line/pole in the water. Don't ask me how I know. It is possible to net said fish tho, from a dinghy.
        Started boating 1965
        Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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