Wood skiff drifting problem

Bassin

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I have a 22' wood skiff.. thing is massive and can hold amazing amounts of weight... only problem is it drifts way to fast.. anyone have any ideas to slow the drift down, in the summer its almost impossible to bass fish from 11-4 because the wind just blows me off my drifts everytime. I tried adding weight to the bow and it helped but I want to find a way to turn the thing into a boat not a sail boat... I mean I probably have no options just seeing if anyone knows how to slow it down a tad
 

Tunascapes

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Tow a 5 gallon bucket. Should be plenty on a smaller skiff. A 5 gallon bucket will slow down a 26ft 7000 pound boat with a light breeze or easy current. Anything more we go to a drift sock but that would just be over kill for a wooden skiff.
 

Tunascapes

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Just realized you were 22ft...sorry about that. May want to add a sea anchor for windier or fast current situations. Very simple to use. If for some reason reason we are drifting for bluefin and not on the hook we always tow something.
 

thebridge

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I tow a 5 gallon bucket or fish tote...slows you down considerably. sea sock would work great as well
 
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