FLYCRAFT Blog

How the Flycraft Anchor System Works

How the Flycraft Anchor System Works

 

Video Transcription:

Hey this is Kevin with Flycraft, Today we’re taking a look at the anchor system we use on our boats. The anchor system is the same across all our models.

Starting at the front, on the right hand side next to the rowers seat is the anchor cam. These are used to lock the anchor rope in place.

The anchor rope runs forward and over a pulley as it enters the frame. The anchor system is internally routed for a clean tangle free design.

It runs to the back of the craft where there is another pulley and the two to one system.

The two to one system does a couple things. First it gives you a completely centered anchor point so that your craft stays in line with the current. Second it gives you a 2 to 1 mechanical advantage when raising and lowering the anchor. This makes raising a 20 pound anchor feel like a 10 pound anchor.

When the anchor system is in the 2 to 1 mode you have about 20 feet of depth to drop your anchor.

If more depth is needed like when fishing on still water, you can disconnect the anchor rope from the eyelet on the left side and use the system as a 1 to 1 giving you roughly 40 feet of anchor depth. We tie the rope to the eyelet with a standard bowline knot.

Flycraft Anchor System

The anchor is attached with a sealed bearing pulley and a carabiner. If you purchased your anchor from us We use a pyramid shaped metal encased lead anchor which has the best stopping power to weight ratio as well as prevents any lead from getting into the river.

Our anchor system is also compatible with the Flycraft Stealth motor package as well.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our team at CS@flycraftusa.com
Or at 801-810-4022

 

 

Continue reading

Get the lowdown on the new Stealth 2.0 Inflatable Drift Boat Lean Bar

Get the lowdown on the new Stealth 2.0 Inflatable Drift Boat Lean Bar

The new Flycraft lean bar for the the Stealth 2.0 has been a big hit with Flycraft owners. So I thought I'd take a minute to explain why it's such a game changer for fishing from a Stealth.

Just watch the video below:

 Video Transcript:

Hey, this is Brandon with Flycraft and I just wanted to give you a little bit more info on the new front lean bar for our original Stealth and Stealth 2.0 models.

This works for the front seat of our boat, kind of like a classic drift boat style design. What's really nice about it is that there's a pin mechanism, so you can easily raise and lower this. It goes down. The pin is on a tether, so you don't need to worry about losing it and has a little push button. The main times I do this is when I'm netting a fish or if I'm getting in and out of the boat on this side, it's nice to lay it flat. But yeah, sometimes on occasion, I might drop it flat for when I want to fish. Just pull it back up and stick the pin in and it's as easy as that.

So like I said, this is available for both the original Stealth and the Stealth 2.0 models. It can also be added after the fact. So if you buy the Stealth 2.0 Pro Package, it actually comes standard with this. If you buy the Fish Package, it doesn't, but you can always use the classic reverse lean bar system, or add the lean bar down the road. And yes, it does work with your existing Stealth frames as well and we have assembly videos, which is pretty basic on how to do that.

We're really excited about this. It's a very clean design, basically just like the rest of our boat. We designed it with line management in mind. We don't have cup holders attached to it, to tangle on things like that. We attach our cup holders, other places where they're out of the way and it works really well for both standing and facing forward, but just like in a drift boat or the ones that you see on our Stealth X or Guides that have the molded locks, these are also bent to support your leg, if you're turned one way versus the other.

The added stability that you'll gain from these lean bars is really helpful while fishing and these maneuverable boats that we have, we're constantly navigating through boulder gardens. When someone is rowing and you're getting thrown off balance from side to side, being able to stand facing forward or sideways, is super helpful, especially when you're trying to hit moving targets as you're going down the bank, throwing drive fly streamers, that type of thing.

We think you're really going to enjoy this and if you haven't already check out some of the other videos on our YouTube channel, where this is in action. Thanks.

 

 

Continue reading