2003 MONTAUK 150: Rail Diameter; Rod Holder Recommendation

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Riverdance
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2003 MONTAUK 150: Rail Diameter; Rod Holder Recommendation

Postby Riverdance » Sun May 06, 2018 2:00 pm

I want to install rod holders on the rail around my 2003 Montauk 170.

Is the rail 7/8-inch or 1-inch in diameter?

Also, which rod holders do you recommend [for installation on rails]?

Thanks for your help.

jimh
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Re: 2003 MONTAUK 150: Rail Diameter; Rod Holder Recommendation

Postby jimh » Sun May 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Before buying a rod holder to clamp onto the rail of your boat, I recommend you measure the rail diameter on your actual boat in preference to taking suggestions about what its diameter might be.

For many years I believe that Boston Whaler installed rod holders made by Lee's of Miami, but I don't know if they would be appropriate for rail clamp-on rod holders for railing made with tubing (instead of pipe) as shims will be necessary. See

http://www.leetackle.com/clampon.html

If Boston Whaler offers rod holders as accessories, you might consider using the type they recommend. Boston Whaler customer service can offer that advice.