I own an NRS 14' Otter, with fishing frame. After spending many days on the Colorado and North Platte with high up-river wind, I have been looking at options to improve my down stream drift, without wearing out the gun show.
I am looking into using a drift sock, such as people use on stillwater and ocean to control drift. Has anyone attempted using a drift sock in a river to keep your raft flowing down river in high wind? Is this a successful method? What size drift sock would you recommend?
In particular, I am looking into this as an option for a N. Platte float below Grey Reef. I have witnessed plenty of wind in this and all areas of Wyoming. Although, I have never floated this section, I have heard some horror stories of rafts practically blowing back to the put-in.