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I have it on one of my kayaks but I never installed the locking mechanism. There is almost always at least a slight breeze or current to hold me in position with the anchor line all the way forward or aft. I never want my anchor line anywhere else, because that’s how you tip. 

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I concur with Matt. If you anchor in a kayak then an anchor trolley make retrieving the anchor a much safer task because you can easly pull the anchor line positioned forward or aft while still keeping the kayak pointed into the wind or current. What I find more important on the anchor trolley is the connection to my anchor line. Its a good idea to have a connection that can be easly detached and abandon if needed. Obviously you also want a float on the abandon anchor line so that you can recover it at a later time. This comes in handy when fighting a big fish around structure but also as a saftey feature. I once got my anchor stuck fishing under the Bahia Honda bridge in the Keys. The current was so strong that my only option was to unclip the anchor line. I almost flip the kayak just trying to unclip the line. The current was strong enough to pull the anchor line buoy right under water and I had to wait until slack tide to retrieve it. 

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3 hours ago, Pinefisher said:

I concur with Matt. If you anchor in a kayak then an anchor trolley make retrieving the anchor a much safer task because you can easly pull the anchor line positioned forward or aft while still keeping the kayak pointed into the wind or current. What I find more important on the anchor trolley is the connection to my anchor line. Its a good idea to have a connection that can be easly detached and abandon if needed. Obviously you also want a float on the abandon anchor line so that you can recover it at a later time. This comes in handy when fighting a big fish around structure but also as a saftey feature. I once got my anchor stuck fishing under the Bahia Honda bridge in the Keys. The current was so strong that my only option was to unclip the anchor line. I almost flip the kayak just trying to unclip the line. The current was strong enough to pull the anchor line buoy right under water and I had to wait until slack tide to retrieve it. 

Wow. I'm not very fearful of anchoring in current, but that sounds like it was too much.

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