i have used in out on the lake and is very nice. like that is rolls up
small and want take up room. should last a longtime.
I've used this product a few times and I believe it works as it should. In
steady 10 MPH winds this drift chute kept my drift speed down to about
a half mile per hour according to my GPS. I think that's reasonable for
those wind speeds. If you don't want to drift at all, use an anchor. The
quality of the chute itself appears pretty good. I expect that it will last
for a long time. I would've given it a 5 star review except for the rope
that comes with it isn't good at all. As others have reported the factory
knots used to attach the rope to the chute and to the clip are no good.
I checked and retied them before use. Also for some reason my rope
has developed a very stiff section about a foot long in the middle when
it dried after use. I'm going to replace the rope with some anchor rope
or parachute cord.
Line should have been secured
better , but with a little effort I
re-attached the line and it
worked as advertised. I dont
use my Kayak wher the winds
are over 10mph, so the chuter
worked perfectly for me. No
regrets when you know a
14 foot Hobie Pro Angler in
12mph winds. couldn't slow
drift down much at all. Might
try 2 together and see.
Construction is great weight on
bottom and buoyant up top
makes it deploy instantly.
REDO THE FACTORY KNOT!
other posts have mentioned it,
Mine came undone as well but
I didn't lose the chute did lose
the clip and line though
better quality than others I've
seen, float on top/ sand bag on
bottom, stays open and slows
the wind drift considerably.
Does not help in a current,
moves right along with the
boat, but that's what an anchor
is for. Money well spent.
The rope supplied in the kit
doesn't hold a knot very well,
so you're going to have to
experiment to find one that
positively doesn't back off on
your rigging since that would
send this thing irreparably into
More importantly, it only slows
the drift of the boat a little bit.
I'm really going to need
another bigger sock. I'm
assuming a drift sock should
slow your boats drift to a
crawl. Well, I needed to fish
for lake trout in 80 feet of
water and there was chop.
The boat was drifting too fast
to fish that depth...so I threw
this drift sock over the
side...and my rate of drift was
almost the same, and the fish
were unreachable. I had to
come back another day when
the wind died down.
Great product for the price.
works great and is much cheaper
priced than similiar products at
westmarine, cabelas and bass
I agree with the other reviewers.
The drift chute
works great and is easy to use. I
just clipped it
on the threw it overboard. It is
also easy to take
back in when you want to move.
this works great on our 16ft
fishing boat. we use it to slow
down the drift. easy to use.
This thing is awesome. I picked
it up in the store at ACK in
Houston just because I felt like
I needed to buy something and
I've used it way more than I
expected. Easy to use, easy to
carry, easy to clean up and
store. My only problem with it
was keeping fish from getting
tangled up in it! Good problem to
have - lol.
Good price,nice product. I
paddle a 14ft manta-ray in the
bays.The drift chute needs to be
bigger (36")for my kayak.