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Anchor trolley 1 month 6 days ago #1


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I'm going to install a YakAttack LeverLoc Anchor Trolley on my Tarpon120 this week. Pretty excited about doing this.
I've never drilled holes into a perfectly good hull before and I want to get it right.

A lot of my angling is in a steady river current and I need that anchor point to be as close to the stern (or bow) as possible. Otherwise I'll get pulled sideways in that current, and you know that ain't good.

Anyhow, I watched Luther from YakAttack install this system (the standard unit, AMS-1003) on YouTube. Looks pretty simple. My question is about the screws staying attached to the hull over time. I'm thinking of putting a little silicone on the screws or in the holes before tightening them down. Have any of you tried this? Is it a good or bad idea?
Thoughts?.....
Input?.....

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Anchor trolley 1 month 6 days ago #2


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They are not hard to install follow the instructions and your fine a dab of silicone over the hole before you screw it is a good idea.

Once you make your first hole you will find a need to make others :)
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Anchor trolley 1 month 6 days ago #3


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Silicone is a gasket. Not a cement. There's not much leaking from a screw hole - unless it gets loose.

A product like Boat-Life Caulk or even white or clear Gorilla Glue will prevent them from moving. I used boat-life on mine but it's not worth buying a tube for just that.

If you have other projects as well it might be.
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Anchor trolley 1 month 5 days ago #4


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I did not put any sealant on my yak attack anchor trolley screws, And they do not leak any water. Make sure you use the recommended drill size.
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I been using Marine Goop to seal thru hull hardware for years, works great.


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Anchor trolley 1 month 5 days ago #6


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A couple of things: Make sure you position it right along the first mold crease right below the side handles, if it is too low on the hull, it will make noise in the water.
You have access on the bow for back up plates for the pulley, might as well use them.(HD version). For the stern, you could put one triangular rivet in to increase your hold. For the lever loc housing, I used rivets again on mine, since I had no access, and didn't want to mess with the rigging bullet method. I second the drill size being important. Other than that, you should be OK. Post a few pics when you're done.
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Anchor trolley 1 month 1 day ago #7


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Thanks everyone for your input.

I'm ready to go try out my new anchor trolley.

Having installed this outfit, I now understand better some of your thoughts.

Silicone would have been redundant. Those screws bite right into the hull when you use the 1/8" drill bit.

Hardware positioning is the most important part. I hope I chose good spots.

I'd add photos now, but I'm having trouble making that happen. I'll try to figure that out and add some this evening.
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Smallmouth wrote:
Thanks everyone for your input.

I'm ready to go try out my new anchor trolley.

Having installed this outfit, I now understand better some of your thoughts.

Silicone would have been redundant. Those screws bite right into the hull when you use the 1/8" drill bit.

Hardware positioning is the most important part. I hope I chose good spots.

I'd add photos now, but I'm having trouble making that happen. I'll try to figure that out and add some this evening.
You can see I improvised a boat stand using an old wagon. Worked fine. Although I should have found some shade. Working in 84'F temps and direct sunlight I got a bit warm.


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Anchor trolley 1 month 1 day ago #9


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Looks like a good job! You'll find the paracord will loosen up as it gets wet, and shrink a bit as it dries. You may have to adjust the tension a few times, before you get it just right. Yakattack sells the back up kits seperate, so if you ever want to add them in the future you can.
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Anchor trolley 1 month 12 hours ago #10


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Nice set up it is similar to mine the only thing I did that is different is add a pad eye to secure the anchor rope. I dont hook the rope to the loop on the trolley I slip it through and tie off on the pad eye. It still has all the adjustment to angle the yak front and back but I can slip the rope easy if I ever need to and with a float on the anchor line it is easy to pick it back up. I can also set the depth of the anchor depending on where I and fishing. It also works great for using a sea anchor to slow your drift.
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