Thanks for the tips and info! I will definately not be moving it forward then. I will do some more "field research" before putting the time and effort into moving it back any further.
Yes, I am standing in front of the seat, so giving me 3-3.5' between me and the anchor pully.
I will check out Bo's when I am off work (company's random bad website detector decided it was too risky for work
) and do a search on DB anchor systems.
I have a 20# pyramid that wasn't deploying very fast and when it hit bottom it was dragging and not letting any more line out (unless I manually pulled the line thorugh the wratchet). So I threw a 10# barbell weight on top of it which was enough weight to solve the problem. Then reading one of the threads on here the light came on (I'm slow, but I get there) and I realized the rope (1/2") was too big for the wratchet pulley (3/8"). So I swapped it out witha new 3/8" rope. Night and day difference in the garage, I havent had a chance to test it on the water yet, but am thinking the 20# will do fine now that I will be able to let line out to better the angle.
And thanks for the no-knot tip - already knew that one (but the next guy who reads this might not) and one of the 1st things I did on it was to mount an emergency knife within easy reach.