The Hobie Universal Anchor Trolley Kit has taken the guesswork out of which Hobie anchor trolley you need. The universal anchor trolley kit includes the same parts as the other kits, but with a long enough line to fit any Hobie kayak except inflatables. Adding an anchor trolley to your kayak lets you easily deploy your anchor, drift chute or stake out pole over the side of the cockpit area, then move the attachment position forward or aft to hold your boat in the position desired. Easily sit facing down stream / wind at anchor. Simple pulley system and cleat allows adjustment all along one side of your boat anywhere from bow to stern. The Universal Anchor Trolley will replace the Basic and Pro Angler anchor trolleys.
This was exactly as described and it fit my Pro Angler perfectly. It had extra screws for Hobie's that are not pre- rigged for an anchor trolley. Great kit. The service from ACK was superb as always.
Apparently "Universal" means not specifically for a 2014 PA 12. Rear pulley didn't line up with inserts and had to be drilled out. "3/4 inch" screw for the 2 guides is too long for the inserts. Smaller screws in the kit would have worked, but there was only one of those instead of 2 specified in the parts list. Loctite is specified in the instructions and listed in the parts list, but not in the kit. I made it all work, but disappointed it didn't have what it was supposed to, and what was needed.
Hobie's Universal Anchor Trolley fit my 2015 Pro Angler 12. I had no issues with the pre-drilled holes lining up with the pulleys like some others reported on earlier models. My only complaint is that the rope is prone to severe shrinking after it gets wet. I installed the pulley with just a little tension in the bungee. If anything, I installed it a little too loose. Good thing I did because after returning home from a day on the water, I noticed the trolley was way too tight. I couldn't believe that it would shrink that much, so I tested a 4 foot piece of left over rope by getting it wet and letting it dry over night. To my surprise the rope shrunk just over 4 inches. If the rope on my trolley doesn't stretch back out a bit, I will need to replace the rope. Should've supplied pre-shrunken rope or mentioned this in the instructions.
The anchor trolley kit was high quality and easy to install.