The link below is an excellent grahic and written summary of how to anchor using an anchor trolley. Remember as pointed out, a mid ship anchor point can be dangerous:http://www.nativewatercraft.com/article ... ry=fishing
Go to you tube and check out anchoring a kayak for how to's re handling anchor lines and to use a quick release.
This weekend I plan on installing an anchor trolley on my Hobie Quest. The kit comes with 60 feet of rope. Do I need to also install a cleat on my kayak to tiel off the extra rope once I'm anchored? I think this will be necessary to keep the kayak from drifting 60 feet away from the anchoring point. I don't want to make the rope shorter because 60 feet might come in handy if I'm in deeper water. I'd love to hear what others do. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks!