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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2018

The list grows every year and 2018 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography Kayak Storage Rack SCUPPER PRO

Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit

When it comes to Anchor Trolley's there is a lot of choice. We usually buy separate components from chandlers and then put it all together, something that has always worked well for us and many others. Hobie however offer an Anchor Trolley Kit so it would have been rude not to have tried it.

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Placement can always be tricky; on a kayak we hadn't got wet yet but was needed to be ready for a tournament in a few days after taking delivery was going to make it trickier.

Thank goodness for the internet. We hunted for a few pictures of the kayak sat in the water fully loaded and worked out the waterline, now we could start.

The Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit comes with everything you need, we did add a few little extra bits to ours, but its not necessary.

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It's always necessary to get the anchor trolley as far to the stern of the kayak as possible so that you are sat comfortably when at anchor. With the Hobie Revolution I brought it forward a little so that it doesnt hang up with the rudder which I prefer to raise before deploying the anchor. Getting the anchor warp trapped around your rudder could be problematic to say the least.

With the stern roller position chosen, we drilled and fixed into position using the two bolts supplied.

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The front roller is a little more tricky as you need to be able to reach the back of it inside the hull to put on the washers and nuts, it was placed as far forward as I could reach. I held the end of a tape whilst reaching forward inside the hull to work this out. The trolley line was then fitted so that we could get an idea of the route the line would take alongside the kayak. The front roller was drilled and fitted.

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We then used some line guides which were left over from another trolley kit (YakAttack). An internet search should be able to locate them should you want to do the same. They hold the top running line permanently the bottom running line can then be clipped under for tidy transportation.

This one is just forward of the Gear Pockets and above the water line

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A second one was added behind the cockpit. About halfway along the tankwell.

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We then added a pair of Clamcleats to lock the anchor trolley when in use, a pair of CL213's  to do the job. A zigzag cleat would also do the job as well, we prefer the neat low profile Clamcleats. They were positioned alongside the CT Vantage Seat so easily reached and locked off.

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We used a DMM Carabiner which is saltwater resistant clipped to one of the round plastic rings supplied with the kit to finish off the running line and join the two ends using a 3 twist hangman's noose on each. We don't use any bungee with the Hobie Anchor Kit, the running line has a good amount of stretch in it which we think is ideal for anchor trollies, it stays tight against the hull but stretches nicely at anchor to absorb any movement against the anchor warp.

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02/02/2018