Another rod holder topic

Raider Ronnie

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Since some are talking about rod holders and many are highly endorsing LD
(I agree 100%)
My question.
Guys with the bigger swivels, who's got blocks glassed in reinforcing the tubes down below.
Getting close to that point as I'm looking for pictures/ideas.
 

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What is that pin holding?


Thats a LD swivel & the pin makes it a non swivel. Pull it out, back to a swivel.
Only complaint I have with my LD is most of my nylon tube inserts spin and hole doesn't line up for pin.
One insert even ended up in the drink after someone on a charter lifted a rod out of the rod holder and I guess the insert came up & out and in the drink.
4 of my swivens now have tight fitting heater hose instead of the inserts.
 
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Like this??


Thats the idea. What is that, plywood, Coosa, solid piece of glass.....
I've made comments about the Ruby Belle's high quality fit & finish.
It has 4 LD swivel 90 degree swivels across the transom and they are reinforced down below with something that looked to be a fiberglass tube about 4-5 inches in lenght and another flat piece glassing that to the transom. Beautifully done !!!
Thought I took some pictures of them but can't find them on the phone or camera.
 

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Ronnie, LD makes a clamp for the bottom of the rod holder that can be bolted to a glass block attached to the hull, I think they are $30-40 each. I am going to add them this spring to my boat.
 

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