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 Post subject: Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:44 am 
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I'm planning on installing the hobie anchor trolley kit on my outback. Do I purchase the 1.5 lb folding anchor or the 3 pounder with the anchor trolley kit? Also, if it hold in windy conditions? Your reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I use a 3 pound folding anchor with my Outback and it works very well.
Make sure you have enough anchor line so the "scope" is at least 3:1.....5:1 is better.
Scope is the depth of the water x the distance back from the anchor......a shallower line angle between the kayak and anchor on the bottom quickly improves the "holding power" of the anchor.
So if you are in 30 feet of water and the wind is not howling or there is not any appreciable swell/chop, 30' x a scope of 3 = 90' of anchor line.......if it's really howling, you could easily need 150' (5 x the depth) of anchor line to make it "stick/hold"..... :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Very well explained. Thank you for that great info.


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