What is an Anchor Trolley?

| August 20, 2010 | 5 Comments

Written by Adam Hayes Yak Angler

Anchor trolleys allow you to move the anchor from the bow to the stern or vice versa. You may need to anchor from a certain point on the boat depending on the current.



That’s it! Its a whole lot easier to drop and retrieve your anchor (in deeper water) from the side of the kayak. However, that’s usually not the ideal anchor point (think pivot point) on the kayak. In a river anchor situation, you’ll be taking the full brunt force of the river to the side of the kayak. This could easily make your day very wet, or worse.

Ideally you want to have your anchor point at one end of the kayak or another. This makes the kayak much more hydrodynamic and allows you to use as little anchor weight and scope as you need/can get away with.

The Trolley System allows you to drop/retrieve from the side of the boat, while creating an anchor point at the bow/stern of the kayak.

Click here to learn more about anchor trolley rigging

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  1. Bob Thompson says:

    Your “Click to learn more…” link takes you to the dreaded 404 error.

    URL is austinkayak.com/blog/2010/08/what-is-an-anchor-trolley/

  2. Jon kayaker says:

    Thanks for the amazing write up. Clearly helped me to learn a lot.

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