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    New Rod Holders and down rigger mount-gctid371276

    Installed 3 additional rod holders from tite-lok. Also used a removable gimball mount for my down rigger that I use in one of the two flush mount rod holes that is on the stern. They seem to work pretty well so far. http://www.titelok.com/product_info....roducts_id=278

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    Hi Daren,

    Be very cautious using those mounts. They are ok if you intent to keep your downriggers pointed aft like you've got in the photos, but if you intent to have the downrigger arms facing port and starboard while fishing you risk breaking your new rod holders or worse, losing a downrigger.

    Been there -- done that -- posted my adventure on the Striper Owner's Club a few years ago: http://seastriper.com/forums/showthr...t=gimble+mount

    Not saying you did the wrong thing as I'm not sure what type of fishing you do -- just be cautious. The small spot welded pins in the rod holders are meant to hold a fishing rod, not the stress and torque of a downrigger catching on the bottom or weeds etc...
    Terry
    1999 Bayliner 3388
    Twin Cummins 4BTA
    Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
    Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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      #3
      TenMile wrote:
      Hi Daren,

      Be very cautious using those mounts. They are ok if you intent to keep your downriggers pointed aft like you've got in the photos, but if you intent to have the downrigger arms facing port and starboard while fishing you risk breaking your new rod holders or worse, losing a downrigger.

      Been there -- done that -- posted my adventure on the Striper Owner's Club a few years ago: http://seastriper.com/forums/showthr...t=gimble+mount

      Not saying you did the wrong thing as I'm not sure what type of fishing you do -- just be cautious. The small spot welded pins in the rod holders are meant to hold a fishing rod, not the stress and torque of a downrigger catching on the bottom or weeds etc...
      I only use it facing to the rear. It would be difficult to fish from the side with it. I don't have a swivel mount to change the positions. I never liked using our downriggers out to the side on our other boat. I always used the swivel mount to give me access to the line clips and then swing it back into position. IMO it puts a lot of extra stress from the leverage of a weight pulling on the boom when it is out to the side. Not to worried about hitting the bottom. I fish in the 60 to 200 foot range.

      Thanks for the info. Besides, if it breaks it will give me another project to tinker with. _^_

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        #4
        Just got back from a 4 day fishing trip. These rod holders held up to bull red fish, King mackeral, bonita, tuna and other species of fish. Love them even more.

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