re the gunwale mounts, they are securely attached to the boat, and the rods are always tethered, and gives me that slightly extra spread from the boat and paddles, and also leaves me a clean cockpit, with the exception of the sounder.
re the anchor trolley: the saddle on the bow had bolts as expected being easy to reach from the front hatch...the aft saddle is screws only as I could not reach that far back, and if you use a section of bungy cord in the trolley to take the shock of any jerking it will be OK, I mostly do anchoring, or drift chute with the load on the stern and no sign of any deck stress in the plastic under that saddle...you could always use wellnuts there if you were in doubt
member of Team Old Farts and Team GREEN GINGER
Kayaks ..... Perception Swing, yellow/lime "T IV" on UHF 26 ..... Pacer, pink ..... homemade timber Anon Lures
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