Anglers have been using outriggers on boats in
search of more and bigger fish for many decades with major improvements and
innovations from the days of the bamboo outriggers, but the pulleys used with
the outriggers today are the same basic design used for thousands of years.
Anglers trolling with outriggers know the aggravation of the release clip
working back to the boat while trolling for trophies. The most common fix
for this halyard / line creep has been to squeeze the halyards together above
the pulley and tie a rubber band around them or wrap them with some wire so they
will not slip, (then after catching a fish or a knock down you still have to
untie or unwrap the halyard to bring your clip back to the boat), or to increase
the tension on the halyard making you have to pull harder on the halyard to get
the release clip in and back out.
Its 2 ˝ inch size fits
comfortably in your hand with easy access to the locking lever for a safe and
convenient one handed operation.
HAL-LOCK eliminates the need to
tie the outrigger halyards together with rubber bands or wire, or using a
sliding swivel arrangement. While these methods may temporarily solve the
problem, they are time consuming and unsafe. I think most would agree that
reaching out over the side of the boat with both hands tying halyards together
is not the safest place to be in rough seas. And, there are more
important things to do than waste time tying and untying halyards together.
The HAL-LOCK outrigger pulley was
specially designed for speed and efficiency (and it looks good too).
Simply pull the locking lever back and the halyard is pushed into the softer
urethane insert locking the halyard in place. That Easy! That Fast!, and because
of HAL-LOCK’s unique ability to lock, very little tension is required on the
shock cord, allowing you to get your clip up and back down with less effort.
Halyard material used with
HAL-LOCK should be .080 ± .005 inch mono, 2mm mono or 3/32-1/8 inch braided
cord (cord size may vary by type and manufacturer).
Rigging your HAL-LOCK is very similar to rigging
plain pulley or glass ring with a few exceptions.
- Use proper size halyard material.
- Halyard must go between locking lever and
- Halyard coming from the top of the HAL-LOCK
(top is the side with locking lever) must go to the first eye (the one
closest to boat) of the outrigger.
- Because HAL-LOCK is able to lock, tension on
the shock cord can and should be kept to a minimum.
1 per pack.