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Old 11-16-2007, 02:00 PM
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Default Flopper Stoppers...

Anyone have positive experience drift fishing (2-300') with Gunwale mounted Flopper-Stoppers on a 23'er?

This is for 30miles out fishing NE ledges for Cod/Haddock/etc...

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See... it's not a "which boat should I buy question".. it's a... is there a way to turn an excellent offshore runner with Cock-Pit flow above the waterline... into a nice drifter with those pesky 2-3 beam seas...
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When I saw the title, I thought someone came out with a new bra...sorry.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:08 PM
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The flopper stoppers are used a good deal on the West Coast of US and Mexico by cruising boats. They employ a plate or set of plates which offer little resistance to going down in the water, but offer several sq feet of horizontal surface under the water as they come up, with the rolling boat. This resistance dampens the roll by 50% and slows the roll, making a fast roll more tolerable. We like the Magna plates. The "mexican hats" are not perticuilarly good. We have tried them when drift fishing and they work fairly well. But if the boat is moving (wind driven) they can stream aft. Mount them foreward. I would prefer to use a tower or some place well above the gunnel to secure the upper support. You also have to have a line foreward and aft--so that these can get in the way of the fishing gear. We abandoned the use in the Gulf of Mexico, and rarely use them in Calif. currently.
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Are they the cone shaped plastic thiings like a funnel with a hat and a hole at peak?

I used to use them on sailboat to keep boat from rocking left to right. Several tied together ought to keep you headed into wind.

I still have two of them red Flopper Stoppers in garage. Maybe I ought to put them in boat.

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Ah... I wrote... deleted... wrote... deleted... If anyone suggests using Grannie's bra...
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I have a buddy that shark fishes for research on a 26 Regulator and he SWEARS by his flopper stoppers. I used them once, they worked on my HS, but with less deadrise than the Reg I didn't see quite the change he sees.
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It is a invention from Germany

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