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Any easy ways to prevent boat drift with rental boats without bringing a trolling motor?

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Hi everyone,

 

I currently do a lot of rental boat fishing in various lakes while traveling. These rental boats are usually the standard motorboats with a basic outboard motor and an anchor. A bit problem I have is that the boats drift when fishing, even with an anchor. I have thought about getting my second own anchor and using that as a way of securing the boat. The other option might be to buy an outboard motor, but I can't take that while traveling. Are there any simple or easy ways to prevent a rental boat from drifting? Thanks!

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I, too, rent boats from time to time.  I bought a mushroom anchor and 50 foot of line for probably around $25 and keep it in my car. 

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You could always get a drift bag & deploy it to slow your drift. You can roll them up for transporting. 

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The rental aluminum boats don't have a outboard motor included? Or you just want your own OB? By drifting do you mean swinging on the front anchor or the rental boat anchor isn't holding the boat from drifting?

Ask the marina people for a second anchor and they get it for you, no reason to haul a second anchor around.

Tom

 

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Your post is a little confusing.  Why would you drift if you have an anchor, or are you referring to the boat swinging on the the anchor?  In which case you could anchor off of the side or bring a second anchor.  You could fill a plastic coffee can with quick set and attach an eye while the quick set takes effect. Then attach a line to it and you have a second anchor.

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I think Tom has the solution, ask for a second anchor. I've done this more than a few times. That waay you don't have to lug anything around.

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