Rod Holder Brace

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  1. parmentj

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    Parme, are you looking to through hull bolt them ?
     
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    Cape fisherman supply in Chatham has one on the shelf,saw it there few days ago, not sure on brand but it's what you're looking for.
     
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    If you are gonna bolt through the hull you could take a piece of 1" starboard, hole saw it for the rod holder to go through then drill holes to through bolt it to the hull. I've seen that done a few times and plenty sturdy.

    I know of 3 broken rod holders this year alone.
     
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    Just curious, did the holder itself break or did it just break up the fiberglass it was bolted to?
     
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    I’ve broken 2 this year and 1 a few years back. They break where the weld meets the bottom of the plate. LD rod holders
     
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    Definitely think the holders you fight out of should have backing plates and torque plates well at least a torque bracket at the bottom of the rod holder there’s a lot off force on the rod holders I have seen and heard horror stories lengthXforce=torque so 50 pounds at the tip could be 400 pounds at the rod holder I’m sure there’s plenty of us breaking the will on the fish or lifting them up at the end putting more then that at times
     
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    Mine have a counterbore in the top flange so the tube goes into the flange half way. Bottom brace is always a good idea.

    www.randrfisheries.com
     
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    I have 5 R&R on my boat and haven't had an issue yet. I even use them as mounts for my mackerel gear.
     
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    This is what i use, made from 2" x 4" x 3/8" 5456 Aluminum. Through bolted the hull. :eek: I even use the one next to my hauler for my portable davit for hauling my anchor. I swear you could roll the boat with those things. Yes i have had a couple of Bad experiences. :).



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    Thats how they should all be. You make those yourself?
     
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    Yep , the holders and braces, pretty easy.
     
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    This is exactly what mine look like. They are a generitc size so you might have to make a starboard spacer or some other material.
     
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    Or, you could use Oak spacers. :) Actually that is what i used because it was easier to cut down Wood . The spacers will vary as to where you have your holders mounted if their not all in line. (Fair to the hull shape) not the wash rail.

    I know what your going to say, "Starboard will last longer". I put those in 18 years ago. They still look good (no rot). Well now, i'm just a few months short of 80. So, i won't be worrying about them falling apart anytime soon. :D
     
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