Since this is my first Basscat don't know if all of em are designed like the Eyra, but the port side rod locker has a weird shape on the bottom of it and causes the rods to sit off the bottom a little. It also gets a lot narrower really quick towards the front and that's why the tubes get squashed. I've had em in the last three boats and took em all out! First time I've seen em mangled like this. Unfortunately the back end of the tubes are glassed in on the Eyra. But I'll live with it! Every boat has it quirks!
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I'm glad mine has them because the smaller boat I had last time did not and it was a pain.
Now if I had a big 20'+ I might be happy if it didn't have them.
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I hear ya Randy. I jerked the tubes outta my last couple boats as well. Stick your rods in a rod sock and put em in the box. You can put 30 rods in a decent sized rod box without the need for tubes and if you spend 10 seconds getting the rod ready to stow they stay nice & tidy.