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Old 12-21-2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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Anchor trolley is my favorite feature on my Pompano. Windy or moving water really makes it much more enjoyable to be able to move your anchor point. Palmetto Kayak Fishing has a good DIY instructional. Everything else is personal preference as to how to store your tackle. Inshore I find one tackle tray, a landing net, some pliers and some lip grips are sufficient as I try to have a minimal amount of crap to keep it simple.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #12
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Ok, dumb question: What side of the yak do I put the trolley on and why?
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #13
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+1 i want to know too, atleast you wont be dumb alone john
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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Ok, dumb question: What side of the yak do I put the trolley on and why?
It is a matter of personal preference and where you have other things on the yak. When I used a trolley, I had mine on the left side. Since I am right handed it seemed less cumbersum and allowed me to multi-task a little better. Right now I just use a 8' stake it pole, but I fish mostly the flats. That way I don't have to deal with the anchor and line getting in my way. Of course in deeper water, and in strong currents, an anchor and trolley have definate advantages.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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i think im gonna seal my mounting points really well and put one on each side low so that i can anchor at any angle.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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Going slow on modifications is a good idea. Figure out what you really want and where you want it. If I am not mistaken, the Caspian / Scrambler tankwell is similar to the OK Drifter - too small for a crate but is designed to fit an Igloo Playmate cooler. If so, mod the cooler - bolt some rod holders on it or even take the lid off and use for storage.

The stock OK seat is a weakpoint. The lower back support and stiffness is lacking. You could look at a Surf to Summit seat to replace it - they are excellent - comfortable and supportive.

Scotty or RAM rodholders can be bolted on using aluminum rivets - they do not require inside access and will be rock solid. Make sure you get the aircraft aluminum rivets... see photo.

I like having an anchor trolley - it helps to fix the yak's position relative to wind and current so you are not always casting behind you. Mine is on the right. I am right handed, so with the rod in my right hand, I bring fish boatside on the left, grab the leader, put the rod down and use lip gripper with the right hand. Plus the anchor or stick on the right yaws the boat to the right and gives me plenty of open space behind me while casting...

I like the hatch on your boat - the tupperware hatches are a PITA. Very difficult to reach and close on the water.

Waterproof any hole you drill in the boat with a sealant / adhesive. My preference is Marine Goop. Others use 3M 5200. You cannot use too much.

Are you anywhere near Little Rock? We have another member in Arkansas who might be able to help you...
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #17
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+1 i want to know too, atleast you wont be dumb alone john
Thanks for gettin' my back.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #18
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I'm about 25 minutes from Little Rock.That's where I got the yak. Seems like I offered my shrk rigs to a guy from LR that's on here.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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Everyone has a preference on the anchor trolley. My preference would be one on both sides for all conditions
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #20
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Thinking about doing just that. With the placement of the carry handles I can put one on both sides pretty easy and my local hardware store has evdrything to make two of the for about $15 except for the eyelets. Those and side carry handles will be on before it hits the water.
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