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higgit posted 03-27-2002 07:57 AM ET (US)   Profile for higgit   Send Email to higgit  
Any thoughts on replacing the under the gunwhale rod holders on my outrage? Perhaps someone has had them made or made them themselves. Thanks.
MCano posted 03-27-2002 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for MCano  Send Email to MCano     
Hello Higgit,

I'm facing the same dilemma. I'm considering making new rod holders from teak (one of the four holders has a split at on of the rungs). However, teak may not have the strength to withstand the rigors of boating (getting kicked or bumped) and teak is expensive. I recently replace the rear sump cover, which was originally made of mahogany plywood, with a solid teak panel. The teak piece split when I was attaching the hinges, although I drilled a pilot hole. However, I have not been able to find mahogany plywood. I also may try to repair the one damaged holder.

Let me know if you learn of other options, and I'll do the same.

Regards,
Mario

higgit posted 03-31-2002 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
Problem solved. I ordered new rod holders on Friday. I found the phone number on this site under the rub rail replacement post. The place is twin cities marine. Really nice on the phone and very knowledgeable.
higgit posted 03-31-2002 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
Problem solved. I ordered new rod holders on Friday. I found the phone number on this site under the rub rail replacement post. The place is twin cities marine. Really nice on the phone and very knowledgeable.
BabySitter posted 04-01-2002 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for BabySitter  Send Email to BabySitter     
Are the new replacement holders mahogany plywood as originally installed? I'm also having trouble finding 1/2" teak veneer plywood for the sump cover. I'm contemplating using MDO 1/2" and adding mahogany veneer with Gorilla glue.
higgit posted 04-02-2002 07:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
Babysitter, I don't know. I assume that they are mahogany plywood. They should be here any day so I will let you know. They did say the only diffence was that the new ones had Boston Whaler embossed on the rod holder. That will either look really good or really BAD. As it relates to that I am a bad judge because I took my logo off my boat with the thought of replacing it and even bought the new decals. I love the was the boat looks without the logo.
higgit posted 04-02-2002 07:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
Babysitter, I don't know. I assume that they are mahogany plywood. They should be here any day so I will let you know. They did say the only diffence was that the new ones had Boston Whaler embossed on the rod holder. That will either look really good or really BAD. As it relates to that I am a bad judge because I took my logo off my boat with the thought of replacing it and even bought the new decals. I love the was the boat looks without the logo.
bkoelbel posted 04-03-2002 07:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for bkoelbel  Send Email to bkoelbel     
Higgit - can you share the contacts for Twin Cities Marine? I have the same problem with my '86 20' Outrage.

Please advise, thanks.

higgit posted 04-03-2002 07:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
www.twincitiesmarine.com
I spoke to Sue Lodel. 920.793.2715
higgit posted 04-03-2002 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
www.twincitiesmarine.com
I spoke to Sue Lodel. 920.793.2715
higgit posted 04-03-2002 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for higgit  Send Email to higgit     
www.twincitiesmarine.com
I spoke to Sue Lodel. 920.793.2715
hauptjm posted 04-03-2002 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I've got the same issues on an '85 18OR. The original ply rod holders were at best O.K. Most owners seem to replace with starboard. Much more capable to handle the rigors of where they are placed. Unfortunately, the ply doesn't stand up to the elements even though they are much more attractive.

As far as the hatch, I'm surprised to hear MCano had problems. I used the old ply version as a template, and created a new one using 3/8" solid teak. If I understand correctly, it seems you were using screws to mount your hinge. This may have been the problem. On both the original and my replacement, I used small stainless bolts with backing washers on the underside. This was done over two years ago, and it withstands standing on, weather, water, etc.

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