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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:44 pm 
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Having a couple of different Kayaks, of course I have a couple different Anchor Trolleys. What is everyone using for the PA?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:58 pm 
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BassnFlash,
Just use the Hobie rig it works well and is easy to install. Watch these vids...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2x5JRdQvmI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDnrHmFSNI


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:49 pm 
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Halibut hunter wrote:
BassnFlash,
Just use the Hobie rig it works well and is easy to install. Watch these vids...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2x5JRdQvmI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDnrHmFSNI


Agree. The Hobie rig works great.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:08 am 
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Thanks men I was just hoping to hear that!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:50 am 
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I did set the front pulley block back about 18 inches, as opposed to 12" recommended in the instructions, to clear the heaviest part of the curve toward the bow. This was recommended by the guys at Kayak Fish Nation in their video installation guide. I placed the top edge of the pulleys about 1.5 inches below the top edge of the boat.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2x5JRdQvmI&feature=related[/youtube]


Here's a pic of my PA with trolley.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:07 pm 
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TDK;

First let me say, you are more man than I will ever be, putting that PA up on your van. Well done on the Anchor Trolley thanks for the photos... I ordered a Hobie Trolley today. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:52 pm 
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Just take your time with the trolley install. Measure three times, then drill. It took a little patience and the help of an extra set of hands to reach back in the PA through the hatch to put on the nuts and washers for the stern pulley block. You also have to work your hands around the rod tubes in the bow hatch to get the nuts and washers placed properly. My hands were just big enough to make that very challenging. It's doable, just don't rush it.

It's all about leverage. I did this post on my Yakima rack system on my Toyota Highlander earlier this year. I just lift the front of the PA onto the load assist roller on the back of the vehicle. Then I lift the back and roll it forward. I probably never lift more than half the weight. It is a great setup that makes it easy to load and unload so I have no excuse not to be on the water often. I'll be out tomorrow and I can't wait! It'e been a couple of weeks. With the wind blowing the way it is, my anchor trolley will be put to good use.

Good luck!

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=22283

And here's a pick of my rack system.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Thanks for the help.. I am a little worried about going inside to tighten the nuts. I had a Nightmare... NIGHTMARE! when I installed the Mad Frog Custom Side Boards on the inside of the bow area. Drove me Nuts!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29713289@N ... 872147350/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Those boards look great. I can only imagine how difficult it would be hold a washer and nut in place up in the inside of the side of the boat. I needed a pretty long arm to reach to the back of the PA to put on the washers and nuts for the two bolts that hold the pulley block. Getting a box end positioned correctly back there was a trick. The front block bolts are accessible from the front hatch, but the rod tubes are in exactly the wrong position for using a box end or other wrench. You may be able to remove the rod tubes on that side, but that may be a big pain to put back together. Again, it's very doable with some patience.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:00 pm 
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I use 2 cleats. 1 in the front of the left side rail and 1 in the back of the left side rail. I use a mushroom anchor and keep it in the first flat area by my left leg. The anchor trolleys are neat but I fear fishing gear, sticks and my fingers always always getting entangled in the ropes. The two cleats work O.K. but not perfect. I have fun and the fish don't ....thanks


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