Scotty electric downriggers 1 belt vs 2 belts

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Discus, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Discus

    Discus Well-Known Member

    The electric downriggers has 2 belt on it. They are old version. One belt on the electric downriggers are new version. If I was wrong.

    I want to know if they can run with a 15 lbs cannon balls ?

    Are one belt downriggers pulling faster than 2 belt downriggers?

    Any more info about the downriggers?
     
  2. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    sent you a p/m,
     
  3. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    I have run Scotty downriggers since they first came out.
    the newer single belt and older double belt
    running 15 pounds off them is not a problem for either the 2 belt system or the 1 belt
    Have never owned the new high speed one
     
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  4. Filletandrelease

    Filletandrelease Active Member

    I use the older 2 belt riggers with the small diameter booms and 15 lb balls with no issues at all. They do not retrieve as fast as the newer 1106’s tho.
     
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  5. Last Chance

    Last Chance Admin Staff Member

    Yep, I ran the two belters off Swiftsure and lots of winter fishing with 15 pounders. No problem
     
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  6. Any issues with the boom extended all the way out with 15lbs?
     
  7. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I have run the same old 2 belt ones since 1991 using 15 lb balls (with yearly maintenance and a couple of new motors) and they still work for me.

    I usually don’t fish deeper than 150 on the counter so don’t really need the high speed ones with their ability to use 20 lb balls.

    I also still use premium quality 150 lb wire
     
  8. I got a new boat last year and my dad gave me his 2 belt Scotty, around the '91 year as well and I picked up another one of the same from his friend that had used it for 1 summer. We always ran a 10lb ball back in the day without the boom extended. I plan on running 15lb balls with no kicker so I just want to be sure if running the booms extended to prevent the rigger line from getting it on with the prop, won't result in a bent/broken boom. Obviously I'll be trying to avoid bottom but I just want to be sure lol.
     
  9. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Make sure they are anchored good. I run an aluminum gusset from the floor to the underside of the gunwale where they are mounted to prevent flexing in the Fibreglass

    Good luck
     
  10. This is on aluminum. I put a 2ft by 4" by 1/4" piece of solid aluminum under the gunnels as a backer piece for the downrigger mount. Should hold.
     
  11. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    That has more to do with the boat than anything. I run 20's on my 1106's and find that now I rarely need to extend the booms at all because they hang so much better than when I ran 15's.
     

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