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Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:47 am

So, I need to get my butt in gear and mount some rod holders on my ski boat... :Laugh1: I have ideas about where I would like to put them, but I'm not positive. Has anyone developed a way to mock up placement w/o drilling? I also used folbe advantage for the first time on a friend's boat last month. I really liked them, but... $$$$ If you use them are they worth the extra? Has anyone used piranhaLox?

Here are some photos of what I'm trying to work around...
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby hilljackian » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am

Why not a rail mount? No drilling required.
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Smoke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:42 am

This is the best pic I have of mine right now but they are Scotty's. They can be moved from rail mounts to a bolted mount. You can see the not mount to left of the downrigger. The nice thing about the rail mount is they can be moved easily.
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Eagle1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Scotty rail mount X2

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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:08 pm

Smoke, I need detailed plans on your downriggers mounts! :Drink: exactly what I need there. I think my rail is an odd diameter, I'll have to check, but the fish on rail mounts I have don't fit right ( they're too small a diameter) also the mooring cover goes over the rails and I'd like to keep from fussing with on and off all of the time. That is why I thought under the gunnels might be a better fit. Under the sun deck in "ski boat" mode, but readily accessible when deck is folded away.
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Smoke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:32 pm

They came with the boat and look to be home made. Aluminum plate is welded together not formed in a brake. There is a small block of wood between the plate and the rail and it's skinny enough to fit between the u bolts so it doesn't shake out. Then under the part that rests on the gunnel is a piece of rubber that's glued to the bottom. The boat is in storage right now so I can't get any better pics for a while. Hope this helps!
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby KROY » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:38 pm

You can mount a bunch of the Scotty side mounts like Smoke posted and use the Scotty extensions. I did that on my NR Commander. That will let your cover stay the same over the rails.
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Smoke wrote:They came with the boat and look to be home made. Aluminum plate is welded together not formed in a brake. There is a small block of wood between the plate and the rail and it's skinny enough to fit between the u bolts so it doesn't shake out. Then under the part that rests on the gunnel is a piece of rubber that's glued to the bottom. The boat is in storage right now so I can't get any better pics for a while. Hope this helps!


Between that and the picture I think I got it! Do they work well for you?
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:49 pm

KROY wrote:You can mount a bunch of the Scotty side mounts like Smoke posted and use the Scotty extensions. I did that on my NR Commander. That will let your cover stay the same over the rails.


Ken, I think that's the way I'm leaning. Pretty much how Rich has his set up on that ski boat of his... :ButtKisser:
I am interested in these PiranhaLox things, just can't tell if they lock in place or not. And one more gadget to break... hunter_134)
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Re: Mounting rod holders

Postby Smoke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:26 pm

They have worked well untill a couple weekends ago. Long washboard road loosened them up a little bit and they flipped over and luckily into the boat. So keep the u bolts really tight. Maybe a latch or something on the outside would have helped.
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