Welcome to the wonderful world of kayak fishing.
There are many kayak anglers that are completely against using anchors. I don't know why. In my opinion they are essential, especially for bottom fishing. If you plan on doing a lot of porgy and tog fishing, as I do, then an anchor trolley will make your life a lot easier and safer. Also, for tog fishing consider going with a small vinyl-coated mushroom anchor instead of the traditional folding claw-type kayak anchor. It will be much more resistant to getting stuck in bottom structure.
As for a drift chute, I would consider it a helpful but non-essential accessory. If you're doing a lot of fluking a chute can help to keep your drift speed down on windy days. If you do go for a drift chute, again, the easiest and safest way to deploy one is with an anchor trolley.
There quite a few instructional videos on youtube showing how to install one. I admit, drilling holes in your "baby" is a scary thought.
I'd say go for it.
Last edited by damfisher; 04-01-2017 at 03:15 AM.