Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Repair or modification of Boston Whaler boats, their engines, trailers, and gear
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Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby tom glynn » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:01 pm

I recently purchased a used reversible pilot seat (RPS) for my 1982 Outrage 18. The rod holders fit into the teak back of the RPS and have plastic coating on the top of the stainless steel top that is very deteriorated. I would like to repair or replace them. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to do this? Sue at Twin Cities wasn't able to help.

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Re: RPS rod holders

Postby Phil T » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:10 pm

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1992 Outrage 17, 1992 Evinrude 115

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Re: Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby jimh » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:50 am

My impression gained over the years is that the typical rod holder used on Boston Whaler boats was made by Lee's of Miami. Lee's are the premium brand of rod holders, and that is what you'd expect to find on a Boston Whaler boat. Perhaps checking the Lee's catalog might reveal something still made that could be used as a replacement.

Usually the Lee's of Miami rod holders are clearly marked with their brand name. More information on Lee's of Miami at

http://www.leetackle.com/

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Re: Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby swampdonkey » Tue May 17, 2016 12:21 pm

Did anyone find an answer for this? I have called Lee's tackle and they don't have them. I would really like to find the white ones because the black caps seem like they would be very hot in the summer sun. If anyone didn't find the actual part, do you have any other solutions? I have made several phone calls and keep coming up empty. No idea why it would be so hard to find this part as several rod holders on the market today still seem to have these types of white caps on them.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby jimh » Tue May 17, 2016 1:54 pm

I am not sure there is a cadre of readers pursuing an answer for this inquiry.

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Re: Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby Landlocked » Tue May 17, 2016 4:08 pm

I have the same problem. I've been thinking about trying rubber dip like you put on tool handles...

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Re: Rod Holders for Reverisble Pilot Seat

Postby Landlocked » Tue May 17, 2016 4:10 pm