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Eagleman posted 05-09-2001 03:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
Both sets of my 1984 rod holders are in tough shape. The plywood is delaminating but could be saved. I was thinking about either redoing existing holders or building or purchasing rod holders made out of synthetic material. Has anyone else made these up or are they reasonably available commerically and not worth the labor to do your own.
lhg posted 05-09-2001 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Russ - I assume you're talking about the rod racks under the gunwales, made of varnished mahogany marine plywood. All of my delaminated also, and I replaced them.

BW must have know they had a problem here, as in either 1990 or 1991, they started making these out of black starboard, a perfect solution. I replaced mine with the new Whaler starboard assemblies, purchased through a Dealer, and they are great. The question is, can you still get these from Whaler? Try Twin Cities Marine. I also think I saw some on a shelf at Lauderdale Marina recently. But if not, you could make them up yourself from 3/4" starboard, using the old ones as patterns. If I remember correctly, they were not expensive to buy from Whaler.

There are 3 places on this excellent website where you can find pictures of these:

1. Cetacea Page 10 (Louis Kokinis' superb 22' Guardian), a fairly recent boat, indicating they could still be available.

2. Cetacea Page 8 (John Flook's also superb 22' Outrage)

3. Reference section on Engine Brackets - picture showing the twin engines on my 18 Outrage.

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