Rated 5 out of 5 by JG8484 NIfty Piece of Hardware
This is a very nifty little piece of hardware. It is very inexpensive, and it makes anchoring so much quicker and easier. It was also very easy to mount on my boat, but i can see how other people could have mounting issues. One thing you need to watch for is that the anchor is inside the boat while your underway, otherwise it may bounce the locking arm out of place and drop the anchor, or the anchor may dent the side of the boat. If you are somone who is constantly moving and anchoring this is deffinately the thing for you.
March 7, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ralf Good anchor lock
I bought two of these anchor pulley and lock systems. On one of the pulleys the wheel, made of plastic, broke and made the pulley inoperable. I've got mine attached to a 15 pound river anchor in front of my pontoon boat. The wind pushes the boat sideways frequently and that may have put too much strain against the wheel when the rope was sideways to the pulley. If the pulley was made of aluminum or steel, I'm sure this would not have occured. The wheel of the other pulley has not broken as of yet, but I suspect it will do the same thing eventually. I bought these items about 8 months ago. My pontoon is 22' lont and a lot of stress has be put against these anchor pulleys. Maybe a lighter boat no longer than 15' may work better.
November 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redeye5858 Really Great Product.
Bought this for my 12' aluminum boat and it works excellent.
No more having to tie the anchor to the oarlock or a grab handle.
July 14, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by mrpealer Bought two, one broke first time used.
Possible design flaw. Pulley shattered from boat drifting from side to side. These pulleys are not designed to take much if any sideways force, so when the rope swung to the side, it shattered the plastic pulley.
June 1, 2010
Thread the line from the wheel side with the line retainer up, retainer keeps the line over the wheel. Continue pulling the line through towards you and through the line stop. The line stop,swinging piece, should be pointing towards you when you finally pull the line all the way and when you let go the line crimps under it.