Hi Chopper, click on DIY and scroll down to my post Trolleys and carts I love `em. The trolley I installed there is an absolute beauty for the Outback. I tend to fish in fast tidal runs and it works a treat every time. Also only 2 screws into hull. The rest into existing mounts. The cart also works a treat if you ever become scupperphobic like me. Steve.
An anchor trolley is simply a pulley set up that lets you put your anchor out then pull the line up to one end of your kayak so that instead of being pulled sideways across the current, you can put your stern or bow into the current.
The Swan's a great fishery and so close. Used to live in Mt Lawley - when I first started fishing, I would sneak out at 6, throw at a couple of snags and have a couple of bream and a paper home by 7. Good variety too with tailor, mulloway, giant herring, flounder, crabs/ prawn at different times of the year.
You can also check out the reefs out the back of cottesloe and also definitely moore river for a chance at dhufish close in. More I think about it, there's a lot you can do in Perth with a yak.
Good luck with the setup and looking forward to posts.
Hi Chopper, here are a couple more photos of mount points with a bit of a description. The rear mount is dead easy. Just a small stainless carabiner and pulley clipped through existing bungy eye. ie closest one to rear. With the front mount point I removed existing screw that holds bungy paddle keeper on RHS of kayak, drilled hole right through and installed stainless eye bolt, washer and nut. Siliconed to keep watertight. Next to front mount point notice black Vee clamp for securing anchor rope. Great little device, works a treat. Secured with 2 stainless screws and siliconed to keep watertight. Another carabiner with pulley is clipped to eye bolt and assembly is almost complete. Run your chord through both pulleys and tie one end off to large carabiner. With the other end, I tied a small piece of bungy into a loop and clipped this into carabiner also. The other end of chord is pulled through bungy loop and tied off to complete installation. Small bungy loop just acts as tensioner to whole setup. Steve.
""Run your chord through both pulleys and tie one end off to large carabiner. With the other end, I tied a small piece of bungy into a loop and clipped this into carabiner also. The other end of chord is pulled through bungy loop and tied off to complete installation. Small bungy loop just acts as tensioner to whole setup. Steve."""
Thanks Kingfisher ...Any chance of a photo of the bugee area ????????
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No worries Chopper. Back in my Trolleys and carts I love em post find the photo Rejigged trolley 1. Click on the photo to make it larger, then hold your pointer in the bottom right corner till the expansion square comes up. Click once to get the photo to full size. There you will see the bungy loop clipped into the RHS of the big carabiner. Then further right you`ll see its tied to the cord as well. Just acts like a big rubber band putting tension on the whole system. Hope this helps. Steve.
Hello again Chopper. Not looking too bad for a full length trolley. 1 prob may be when anchor actually loads up on trolley that your line with big carabiner in gets pulled out to the RHS and the other side jumps up onto deck in order to go straight from rear mount pt to front mount pt. Time will tell just give it a test. One partial solution may be to install a couple of rodholder extension tubes cut from 32mm pvc into both RHS flushmounts, ( highly recommended anyway) to stop line jumping up onto deck under load. The tubes will keep the line hooked out so to speak. Steve.
Excellent topic guys, made the trolley concept a lot clearer to me. Steve (Kingfisher111), I see that your trolley only runs half the length of your Outback - is this sufficient for full functionality, or is there an advantage in the full length setup?
Dave, if you are anchoring up over flats with a fair tidal run it is easier to cast forwards than backwards to bounce a lure back with the current, so that's one example when its good to anchor from the bow. I see myself anchoring mostly from the stern but occasionally from the bow, so I went the full length trolley
Hi sbd, yes Peril is spot on there are times when forward anchoring is the best way to fish. Most of my fishing ie 90% or more is done anchored from the stern in strong tidal flows. Makes the fishing just so easy and comfortable. Also the anchor rope is so far away from the action I can`t remember a fish fouling in it . Now the berley pot line is another matter all together!!! The Hobies are already setup with forward anchoring taken care of as well. If you look at the very front of the bow at the top you will see they have a beaut little groove already moulded in the hull to take the anchor rope. Just thread through the stainless front handle mount and run up to existing cleat on RHS. Raise and lower as required! They really think of everything. Steve.