Had an awesome day on the water yesterday...caught a few nice flathead (including a 75cm monster) but I was amazed how fast the current was running (I was at Cabbage Tree Point) and how quickly I was drifting. Now thinking I definitely need an anchor for my Barracuda SOT.
So have just started reading up on anchor trolleys and the like. The whole trolley thing is kinda confusing me...at first I read threads that stated the anchor rope was connected directly to the ring in the trolley. But since reading that I've found out that's incorrect and the anchor rope should be tied directly to the kayak (near where you sit) and the trolley is used to simply control the swingpoint of the kayak I think I now have a rough idea on how it works...just need to work out how to setup the pulley system on the Barracuda.
If you have a look at the Barracuda specs (URL Below), it has "anchor running rig saddles":http://www.barracudakayaks.com/products-2/sot-fish-pro/
I'm taking it these are the saddles which are at the bow and stern of the yak on the left hand side of the yak. I'm planning on attaching a pulley to these saddles using bungee cord. In regards to the "tie-off" point (near where you sit), I was just going to use a carabiner so I can unrelease easily. If I do this, the anchor trolley ring would have to be large enough for the carabiner to pass through...is this correct?
I also found this drawing that someone did of an anchor trolley...is this setup correct:download/file.php?id=32277&mode=view
And lastly, on the Barracuda, there is a paddle keeper on the same side. I don't know how this will work as the paddle keeper will interfere with the trolley. Suggestions?