Bass Pro Shops Locking Anchor Control System
once u figure it out it works great...the only problem i have is when the boat gets in different angle the rope jumps of the pulley but its ok once u figure it out i have 2 on my boat will replace when one breaks for the price its a deal
August 2, 2009
Does what it says- great buy
This product Just Works.
Nothing fancy or pretty; but it does the job. It's for smaller boats and anchors, I would think.
I bolted it to my car-top bass boat, with a 10 lb. mushroom anchor; one pull on the anchor rope, even from the other end of the boat, lifts or sets the anchor. No more reaching way out over the transom or bow to lift or drop the anchor! No more messing around tying the rope to a seat or eyelet, or wrapping it around a cleat- meanwhile the line keeps pulling out of your hands and you wind up with too much line out, unless you're quick and very deft... and no more hauling the anchor over the gunwale only to have it drop water, mud, sand, etc. into your boat! Just pull the rope until the anchor is free of the water, then drop the rope! The anchor hangs there, and everything that drips off it just goes back into the lake...
There are faster, fancier systems, and even some powered, automatic units that will raise & lower your anchor by themselves, but they are considerably more expensive, and complicated to mount. You can't beat the combination of utility, price, and ease of mounting/use of this unit.
For those like me who don't have an endless budget for boating equipment, this unit is Highly Recommended!
June 5, 2007
I have a 12 ft. aluminum boat. Have two of these. The one in the front has the anchor rope running thru two eye bolts and the rope is piled up in back of boat with me. I can then operate anchor from my seat in back of boat. Works great, simple to operate.
January 24, 2015
Great product when it works.
I have a buddy I fish with that has something similar to this and when I finally got my own boat I thought this was a must have. I installed and have everything perfectly setup yet the problem I run into is that the locking mechanism tends to stick upright where the metal flap is to keep it from flipping over. I have tried pulling the rope slowly and even shaking the rope to knock it loose and back down but to no avail. I have tried a little tweeking to the stopper and have got it so it does it less now but it still happens almost half of the time. I basically have to go from the back of the boat to the front and knock it down by hand then I can get back to fishing. The pulley system works great so far but without being able to lock the rope in place this product is almost useless.
May 19, 2011