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#11227532 - 11/16/15 03:39 PM Center console rigs????
Justin B Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/17/03
Posts: 4868
Loc: Devol, Ok
Well after getting the pontoon rigged the way I want I think I'm wanting to sell and get a center console but was wanting to see how yall have rod holders mounted? Are they screwed in to the top cap or are you using the "t" systems
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#11227551 - 11/16/15 03:48 PM Re: Center console rigs???? [Re: Justin B]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3607
Loc: Longview, Tx
I have a rail that I mount almost all of mine on. I have two Bee Ready bases mounted in the front that each have a four rod holder in it. I only have 28 rod holders on my boat though.

#11228532 - 11/17/15 04:29 AM Re: Center console rigs???? [Re: Justin B]
DrewJ Offline

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 103
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Rail clamps. Might add a T to the front this winter

#11228579 - 11/17/15 05:43 AM Re: Center console rigs???? [Re: Justin B]
GetSlimed Offline

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 441
Loc: Bedford, TX
I use the gunwale mounted type with bee readys. Tried the driftmaster t type (2nd pic), but I've been replacing them with home made versions. Also use the seat bases with home made t types and bee readys.

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#11229186 - 11/17/15 11:07 AM Re: Center console rigs???? [Re: Justin B]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1905
Loc: Austin, Tx
I use Driftmaster on my Seaark. It's an aluminum boat with heavy extruded rails so there's a lot of material on them. I drilled and tapped for #10 fasteners, but for a fiberglass boat, through bolting with fender washers on the bottom to distribute the load would work great. I just happen to [refer the Driftmasters because when the rod holders are removed, the bases are very low profile and you don't have to worry about snagging lines, clothing, etc
For the rear, I had Glenn at Custom Marine Concepts buils an arch for the back that is drilled and tapped for 6 Driftmaster rod holders. I have 4 bases on each side of the boat. I've seen as many as 20 rod holders on a boat, but IMHO that may be a little bit overkill for a catfish boat.
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