Put this on my wifes jackson
coosa, was a great addition to
Spent a week in ST Pete
florida, had a blast with the
kayaks and the new toys from
Beautiful place at Fort DEsoto
Christmas is trip to Crystal
River we hope.
See you in the water.
Works great. Easy install with
just a handful of tools and a
couple craft brews. Recently
fished the South Llano River
and while going through some
rapids smacked one of the
pulleys against a rock. The
pulley survived but it knocked
one of the well nuts out. I put
another one in and its back up
to speed. No issues.
Bought this kit from ACK and on my 2nd
outing one of the plastic pulleys came apart,
spilling the plastic bearings into the river.
Shocked and extremely disappointed in the
quality of the pulleys. Way too cheaply made
for the price charged for the trolly system!
Just installed this anchor trolley
on my OK Trident 13. I am not
impressed to say the least.
The directions for install are
pretty confusing and I am
already regretting having
drilled the holes necessary for
this. First problem, the
directions tell you to install the
aft pulley 1' from the stern.
Only after doing so, did I
realize that the Ring will be
limited by from reaching the
bow or the stern by 2-3' which
are the ideal places that the
ring should really be when
anchoring. This is partially due
to the directions having you
install the pulley 1' from bow
and stern (which I did and
soon regretted) but also
because the bungee and clip
sections block the ring from
going another 1-2'. This is my
main gripe with this kit -
because I cannot get the ring
to go further fore and aft which
I anticipate being a problem
when anchoring in stronger
currents. Second, the
directions are very poor and,
as a result, the control knob is
now pretty much useless as
the line doesnt rest on it. This
really should have been
explained better in the
directions as should the rest of
the directions been more clear.
Third, the drilling to install the
well nuts was no pretty and
required an unusual size drill
bit which I did not have. I
therefore resorted to trying to
open up the hole further with
my 1/4" drill bit which does not
make me feel confident the
well nuts will remain in place.
Perhaps ACK should do a video
to clearly show installation of
this kit? I am considering
uninstalling this kit, 'plastic
welding' the holes, and
installing another one that I
can have more freedom on
distributing the anchor ring
fore or aft.
This is the 3rd one I have
ordered. They are easy to
install and work great. My
clients use them during a
charter more than I do. Great
product and easy to use.
works great for me
Put this kit on my Predator 13.
Install was simple. I had access
to the inside so i used the nuts.
Works great so far.
Disappointed...plastic block broke
on 2nd use. Simple install but
very flimsy construction.
Very nice kit, easy to install. Only
real complaint is with the wellnuts,
as others have said they are not
deep enough to grab hold.
Would be nice if the kit used a standard
sized well nut. Different accessories use
different sized well nuts. They're not
that far off in size that they could all be
standardized. Otherwise a great kit with
everything you need.
Excellent quality and easy to
install. Works extremely well.
good anchor trolley set. the product was
marketed as if the blocks were Harkin, but
they are simply cheap plastic knock offs.
time will tell if they last. if so, then it
shouldn't be an issue.
The good is that you get most of the components you need
in one kit. The bad is that the well nuts are on the short
side and do not get enough bite on the Ride 115 to hold.
Inevitably I seem to hang the trolly on something from
time to time which pops the well nuts loose. I tried marine
epoxy to try to get the well nuts to stay, but that appears
to not be a permanent fix. Looks like I'm now off to hunt
down longer well nuts for the pulleys to stay in place for
good. WIth the holes already drilled in my yak, I've got to
find something that is the same diameter but longer as
well as new screws to support the longer well nuts.