Get the metal backing plates. if not i supose the starboard is better than nothing. I have metal on the bottom and some holders on the wash rail have starboard on top.
Agreed. I was planning on cutting out starboard ( large as would fit) glueing it under rail before drilling through. Then using backing plate that came with holder on outside.
Does any body recomend a good bonding agent to use. I havnt decided if layering the underneath of rail to make completely flat is on my list, Although I realize it would only strengthen the rail and holder, may ill skrib a shim out of the starboard. I guess its 6 of 1 half 12 of another.
Glass isnt something i have worked with before. Although I guess this would be a good start seeing how in cant be seen, and is under rail.
Great advise for a downeast boat forum? never thought of just paying someone .Maybe you should consider having somone knowledgable in such matters local to you install them? It may be easier than trying to learn as you go while trying to work inverted.
Great advise for a downeast boat forum? never thought of just paying someone .
Great news Robert!
Did you bed your holders and backing plates with 4200 or somthing similer? Also did you fashion any supports for the bottom of the holders tubes to counter act leverage from the rod and fish?
Yes holes where securely sealed, along with a marine gasket sealer I used on the bottom side of holder flange.
I have not yet secured a leverage bracket to any holders although I am contemplating fabricationg something to mount on inner transom for rear holders.
After walking around my marina yesterday and inspecting more than 10 commercialy fished tuna boats, I only found one boat that had there rear holders secured in this way( tuna.com)
Thats not to say Its not in the works, I think its a good idea, just not gonna be in the garage today with a block of stainless at the cc machine.
oh no , I was just kidding!
Trust me if I had a cnc machine , not only would I have some nice chunky stainless rod holder reinforcments, but also under water machine guns, ejection seat, and a kick ass bow ornament of a mermaid riding a blue fin, just saying:wink: