Jump to content
buzzed bait

Kayak Anchor Trolley Question

Recommended Posts

I'm looking to add 2 anchor trolleys to both sides of the ride 135, but had a couple questions for those with experience.

 

For those of you using an anchor trolley, which kit did you purchase?

Did you install with screws, well nuts, rivets or other method? 

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking to add 2 anchor trolleys to both sides of the ride 135, but had a couple questions for those with experience.

 

For those of you using an anchor trolley, which kit did you purchase?

Did you install with screws, well nuts, rivets or other method? 

 

Thanks!

 

I didn't buy a kit, but bought the components from West Marine.  I used stainless machine screws and the well nuts to attach the hardware.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking to add 2 anchor trolleys to both sides of the ride 135, but had a couple questions for those with experience.

 

For those of you using an anchor trolley, which kit did you purchase?

Did you install with screws, well nuts, rivets or other method? 

 

Thanks!

 

For me I used screws because I've got access to the nuts

due to my hull design. And mine was a kit I bought at 

Appomattox River Company.

 

I wouldn't feel trepidatious using rivets, though. The right

rivets for kayaks, will work fine. I doubt you'll put enough

stress on 'em to pull them out.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

on the old yak, i had a trolley and used rivets.... just seems that many of the higher end kits recommend using well nuts.  i'm not too concerned about pulling them out either.... so long as i install them properly :eyebrows:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On my Ride 115x I used existing an existing bolt on the front, but just got a longer one. On the rear I bought a bolt,and some washer. Stainless of course.

No drilling required. Search no drill anchor trolley. I just got a bunch of ideas and came up with something that worked for me. There's a good video from Austin Kayak on YouTube.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ACK got a really nice anchor trolley kit.  But you must drill I beleive a 3/8 hole which I think its pretty big and thats what I did.  If I could take back time I would of done the no drill and just used the bow and stern handle by tying the cord on there instead.   Even though my Kayak is more rounded and not straight the cord would come over the deck and not lay flat on the side of the kayak, Its alright because when you use the trolley system it hangs over to the sides anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently run trolleys on both sides of my tarpon with no drilling at all. I made the trolleys myself. The tarpon had the eyes in the back already, and I clipped the fronts to the bow handles. They're actually two piece, clipped to my side handles. So I guess I have four separate trolleys. It cost about $15 a side. Paracord, 4brass swivel clips ( per side), 2 stainless 2" rings (per side) - done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the Yak-Gear Deluxe Anchor Trolley, comes with everything, you do have to drill though, and water proof silicone is your friend. It comes with well nuts, rivets, self tapping screws, and nuts and bolts, it all depends if you get inside access for which hardware to use. It's very easy to install if you are handy with tools. Just follow the directions, and you shouldn't have any problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

went ahead and bought the components separately and going to install one on each side. 

got some paracord, harken pulleys and mini zig zag cleats to rig it up.  may just start out with rivets, should they ever be a problem i should be able to drill the hole out and use the well nuts...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...