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seabass man

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Can anyone tell me the best way to secure a bonar box in the center of a fiberglass deck? I would prefer a clean install. Thanks
 

Aloop

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A couple of 4x4 bolted to the deck then drop the box over it, I installed a new box last weekend!
 

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Bonar install

I have a few pieces of rubber from a truck bed mat under the feet of the box on my Duffy, it never moves full or empty.
 

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Plenty of good ideas up above. Here's my setup.

A local metal/welder guru put these together.
4 4"X3" SS plates with a nut welded to the bottom. The nut is in a hole drilled into the deck. The bolts attach to SS L brackets screwed into the legs. There's nothing to trip over and it's flush with the box removed. It's worked great.

BONAR_MOUNT.jpg
 

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Unsecured on a rubber matted deck is dangerous. For most conditions it will stay in place. When the shit hits the fan, it will slide and may cause you a lot more problems with the shifting weight. If a crewmember gets between the box and the gunwale trying to stop the movement, someone could get seriously hurt. Been there, done that. Be careful.
 

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I agree w/Crabman altough i am guilty as charged. Mine sits on a rubber mat. If the seas are or start to get ugly i tie mine down with 1/2inch nylon. Plus depending on what kind of fishing im doing I prefer to either have the box center or pushed as far forward as possible to open up n clear deck space.
 

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I have exactly what MBILL has. You can see what he's talking about in the picture.


That's great, where did you get the top made?
I like just leaving it on the rubber mats, but in rough seas I can see a problem.

Where is a good place to purchase a box in the northeast?

Thanks for the responses.
 

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that's great, where did you get the top made?
I like just leaving it on the rubber mats, but in rough seas i can see a problem.

Where is a good place to purchase a box in the northeast?

Thanks for the responses.

apfmarine group on long island new york made the top. It's all welded with no screws. Very well made.
 

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been there done that to, my box full of water&lobster clear across the deck till it hits the rail (NO GOOD!) must be secured.
 

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fished with someone once who thought the box would stay put unbolted.......almost got my legs broken.
 

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