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#10764316 - 04/13/15 12:44 PM Kayak anchor question
HandgunHTR Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Cypress, TX
So, I have my new ride and I am in the process of rigging it. I am pretty sure I am going to need an anchor as the wind doesn't ever quit here in TX.

I am wondering. Should I rig up an anchor trolley like this one from Hook1 (http://www.kayakfishinggear.com/products/hook-1-anchor-trolley-kit) or go with the Anchor Wizard set up (http://www.kayakfishinggear.com/products/anchor-wizard-kayak-anchoring-system). The Wizard is $100 more and takes up more space, but I really like the idea of having the rope and anchor stored and not getting all wet pulling the anchor in. However, with the trolley, I have more flexibility in positioning.

Thoughts?

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#10764334 - 04/13/15 12:47 PM Re: Kayak anchor question [Re: HandgunHTR]
Rhino68W Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6274
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Anchor Trolley with a retractable clothesline for your rope. You can get one for $15 on amazon then replace the rope in it with 550 paracord.

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#10765181 - 04/13/15 04:48 PM Re: Kayak anchor question [Re: HandgunHTR]
UrsusVeritas Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Plano, TX
I would go with a simple anchor trolley. Either buy a kit, or make one. Wet hands is not a big deal, you are in a kayak, you are going to get a little wet.

Once you have used your kayak a bunch, and have developed specific needs and preferences, you can pour money into specifc rigging options. for now, I advise keeping it simple.

http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-no-drill-kayak-anchor-trolley.html

I did something similar to this. spend $15 and drilled no holes. It works great.

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#10767441 - 04/14/15 12:34 PM Re: Kayak anchor question [Re: HandgunHTR]
BassRustler Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/01/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Haltom City TX
I also did the diy-no-drill-kayak-anchor-trolley found on the Palmetto Kayak Fishing Blog and have had no issues so far with this rigging.

I went a step further and made my anchor system as suggested on the blog also and love it. Fits in a small mesh/net bag for easy storage. Quick release DIY kayak anchor system + bottle opener

http://www.palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html

The BassRustler

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