Permanately Mounting Downriggers on Gunwale Without Drilling New Holes - Manitoba Fishing Forum - The Premier Fishing Forum Of Manitoba
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2016, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Angler
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 13 Posts
Default Permanately Mounting Downriggers on Gunwale Without Drilling New Holes

Case no one else had thought of this and is in a similar situation...

I have a large fiberglass boat. I could not mount a typical downrigger board parallel to the transom due to interference and width (8 feet). At least it would have been a pain in the hind quarters. And I was very hesitant to drill holes into the gunwale.

After much thought, I removed the built in rod holders (2 per side) and mounted a board along the gunwale using the rod holders themselves. Used pressure treated 2x6. Redrilled the rod holder holes into the board. 60 degree angle I think; easy as I have the proper tools. I reinstalled the rod holders into the gunwale through the "adaptor board" and using the front two rod holder mounting holes bolted it to the gunwale using a backing plate. I could only use the front two of each due to interference. The back two holes of the rod hollers are screwed into the 2x6. Effectively increased the gunwale height with an adaptor plate.

Obviously before installing I mounted 4 (2 per side) quick release, rotating downrigger plates.

Works fantastic. Yes, I could have used rod holder adaptor gizmos for the downriggers, but A) thats just more crap to deal with, and B) I was able to mount other things on that board like a tool rack / holder.

Soooo, if anyone else is loathe to drill holes into their gunwale, suggest trying this route.
kwsalmonmaster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-06-2020, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
Pro Angler
 
bronzeback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 55
Thanks: 47
Thanked 21 Times in 11 Posts
Default

test
bronzeback is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2020, 02:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Pro Angler
 
bronzeback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 55
Thanks: 47
Thanked 21 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Bubble Yum
bronzeback is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Manitoba Fishing Forum - The Premier Fishing Forum Of Manitoba forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.