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matt posted 12-06-2000 11:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for matt   Send Email to matt  
can anyone explain how to install horizonial rod holders in a 15' whaler sport w/side mount steering,without it looking out of place? i have put so much work on the boat that i didnt want to butcher it.normally i can make do with what i have. but. have you ever heard your favorite graphite rod which they no longer make break under your feet?.ill bet its easier to elect a president than to accomplish this.thanks..... rodless in Mobile
Whaletosh posted 12-07-2000 08:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
You could use well nuts. Marine grade will have brass inserts. You will have some oversize holes to fill if you do take of the the rod holders. Look in the hardware section of West Marine or Boat-US store if there is one near you.
David Reid posted 12-07-2000 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
My mid-80's BW options catalog shows a pretty cool looking lockable rod storage box that mounts up on the aft side rails and holds two rods w/reels. There's a second piece on the forward portion of the bow rail that looks like a pair of hoops to receive the rod tips. All is made from teak or mahog. It's advertised as for the Montauk, but seems a 15' with the high forward rail (looks like the standard Montauk bow railing)should be able to accomodate it as well. Good luck finding one as I've never come face to face with one.
dscew posted 12-07-2000 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Hey David, is that you? If so, how's the mahogany holding up? You were one of my favorite customers in the early days last year! ---Dennis
JB posted 12-08-2000 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for JB  Send Email to JB     
If you could get by with vertical holders, the Perko SS type that clamp on to a rail work well for me on my 15...
matt posted 12-09-2000 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for matt  Send Email to matt     
dennis do you have any drawings or pictures?if so please e mail along with approximate pricing.Reid if you come across a used one please let me know.i already have the perko railing mount holders as well as four vertical rod holders mounted on front of my console.but,it seems more like a fencing match than a fishing never fails that i will always hit a rod in the vertical holders as i cast.and i have a 18 gal.fuel tank mounted under the entire width of the rear the only place i can figure they can be horizonaly mounted is on the rail..thanks...........matt
David Reid posted 12-11-2000 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
Dennis, although we spoke on the telephone some about a year ago, we never did any business, so another Dave must be the guy. Your work, as seen on this site, is really fine! Glad to see you've got it working.

Matt, I'll keep an eye out.

JimU posted 12-11-2000 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
I really would like some pics of the ones you mount on aft side rails for the 17 foot model. JimU.
David Reid posted 12-12-2000 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
dscrew, I cannot get your e-mail address (as posted in the details) to accept my incoming to you. Got a new e-address?

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