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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Before I go drilling, any suggestions on which side i should install the anchor trolley? Side I fish on or opposite? Does it even matter?
I figured I would ask first, and drill later.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:54 am 
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Probably wouldn't matter.... Presumably, you're going to fish all around the boat, so just go with whichever side you feel most comfortable handling the anchor line (e.g., whether you're right- or left-handed, deploying the anchor, clearing tangles, rapid release, etc.)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:35 am 
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I put mine on the right side. If I'm anchoring, it would be by the bow or stern, most probably so that's direction-neutral. When I drift, it's usually from the stern, so again it's neutral. For the few times I anchor from amidships, I can cast easier to the left (being right-handed) so that's the tie-breaker.

The good news is that I didn't drill any holes and can switch sides easily if I choose to in the future. I used thick copper wire simply looped under the ProAngler bow and stern handles thusly:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Perhaps I erred in my choice of placing it on the port side along with my fishfinder. My thought was to keep the starboard side clear for reentry. I'm a righty and feel comfortable with the starboard side uncluttered and completely open for casting and landing fish. I do have a Scotty downrigger mounted on the starboard side but it is aft of the seat which wouldn't inhibit reentry. I'm sure it's mostly personal choice but I thought I would share my thoughts about safety, namely, reentry. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:28 am 
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Interesting............ I'm also right-handed and am more comfortable with my trolley, fishfinder and a rod holder on the right. I enter and bring fish aboard on the left; don't have to reach across myself to grab the leader.

As I said... whatever you're comfortable with........ :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Whichever side you have your cleat on to tie off anchor line. In the Revolution it is the right side. You can add a cleat to the other side if you prefer left side.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Northern Yak Angler, You bring up a good point that most don't think of. "Keep one side clear for re-entry" I have always loaded up the STBD side with "Stuff" for the same reason, although I didn't think it out in the beginning... only after a self rescue did I realize that it was a good idea to have a clear side.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:12 pm 
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To the point of keeping one side clear for re-entry, a gear track system will help you out. I have YakAttack GearTracs on both sides of my kayak and lots of junk attached to them. I turtled this past winter and it was a huge benefit to be able to reposition the items attached to the GearTrac as it provided a clear area for re-entry and no loss of items.

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