I went over a hundred more times and the anchor has to be mounted on the right side for it to work correctly for me. I am considering a ram type rod holder the one that is built into the yak is in the right place but it needs to be 1 1/2" deeper. Do you sit side ways when you fish? I wonder how big is the button to secure the anchor trolley? Did you buy the one that Hobie offers? It looks to me to have the pulleys at the end just the right size and they look good compared to most. Still waiting to hear how many years that OLD FART Mr Gumdrops worked.
You have a bunch of options for rod holders. If you like just having a hole, get the extenders. They have some other really nice ones. I like the one with two balls (the most expensive one of course) since it is very adjustable.
I don't sit sideways often. I like to move around the lake a bit. Now that I am moving to NY, I'm pretty sure I won't be dangling my tootsies in the water very much at all. That would def effect where I put my trolley paddle though.
The button is small and just something to wrap the line over, like you do for your paddle keeper. If you go look at my pics again, it is there: www.tomdrill.com/hobie.htm
You will see a tiny back piece on the left side of the boat, just behind the seat. It is on the left in the tray, just forward of the rear left rod holder.
And yep, that is the one from Hobie. I thought it was a pretty nice kit and am happy with the install.