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BourgsTheWord
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Kayak board: Anchor trolley



Who has built one and what do I need?

I'm probably gonna take the kayak out on Saturday and I realllllly need to get this done. Other suggestions are appreciated. TIA







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AuburnCPA
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screw that. just keep an anchor in between your feet and tie it to which ever side the wind is blowing. No extra cables attached to your kayak.





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piece of PVC pipe or a real cajun anchor.





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BourgsTheWord
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just keep an anchor in between your feet and tie it to which ever side the wind is blowing

This is what I do now, and it doesn't work well enough, and I end up turning sideways. I need to get the anchor point to the front or back.
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piece of PVC pipe or a real cajun anchor.


I made one for my Ascend that worked well, so maybe this is the route I should take again.



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There are some pretty good videos on youtube for them. You might need the rivet tool depending on the set up you choose.


ETA: Simple Anchor Trolley Rig



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nahtanojc
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Easiest would be the Yak Gear anchor trolley kit that is sold at Academy. $30 and comes with everything you need to do it.

If you have access to the inside of the kayak, the included screws with nylon lock nuts work fine- use some marine goop for extra insurance from leakage.

If you can't get to the back of the screw, then the rivets would be the way to go.

Only downside of the Yak Gear kit is the paracord they include stretches easily once wet. That just means you will be tightening up the knot after the first day on the water. No biggie.







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deaconjones35
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All you need is two carbines, a heavy plastic or steel o ring and that's it. That's what I have and it works great.





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jimbeam
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One rope
One caribiner
Loop through rear and side handles, tie loops and hook.

That's if you have handles. Not super smooth but it was free






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LA444
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Best option is to use an anchor for the front and an anchor for the back. I'll do my best to try to explain this.
It is in a way an anchor system for the front of your kayak and an anchor system for the back of your kayak.
I have mine starting on the side of my kayak on my right side. You put a cleat like the one in the link facing forward and one about a foot away facing the back of the yak. You want the cleats to be vertical when you mount them, so as close to the edge as possible but still vertical
LINK

Then have about 2 or 3 eyelets (depending on legnth) like the ones in the link on the side of the kayak to guide your rope.
LINK

So then you have have a cleat and 2 eyelets mounted to guide your anchor lines (nylon rope). You want to put one last eyelet as for to the front as comfortable for you and as for to the back as comfortable. You want them kind of on the top side of the yak, the reason for this is because from sitting postions you want to be able to just pull on the anchor stings and get the anchor out of the water. Then when you want to stop you just let out line and your anchor sits on the bottom.

The advantages to this or that you can fish at what ever angles you want and what ever current you want. Lots of times currents are too strong for just one anchor trolly. Plus you dont have to pull a muddy anchor out of the water and into your kayak every time you want to move spots. And a pole only works in 3 feet of water or less with no tide.

Best anchors are the small fold out ones from academy or anything compact yet heavy will work. We use old spacers off of a tractor plow

ETA: Like what was said above, use a rivet gun and rivets. I can take pictures tomorrow afternoon but I have tried every way out there and this is easiest and most convenient to stay on a location and fish where you want to fish



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VanRIch
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I've done it. Paracord, one metal o ring, plastic float and figure 9 carabiner. You may need extract rings or carabiners for front and back but I have the paracord running through the handles.

Run paracord through handles and connect to o ring. Run your anchor line through o ring and attach to figure 9.






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