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No wonder I never liked rod tubes! #13857202 01/23/21 01:30 AM
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Was wondering why those long rods didn't fit well. Pulled this out and look what I got! violin

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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857286 01/23/21 02:21 AM
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Yeah rod tubes are junk. I had one in my champion that I could never get a rod in. Found the PVC had slipped out and was blocking the entry hole.


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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857294 01/23/21 02:26 AM
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The first thing I removed from my Skeeter was the Maxxum trolling motor....followed by the rod tubes.


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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857332 01/23/21 02:50 AM
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I'm the exception. When I bought my Skeeter (Demo) I put the rod tubes back in. At the time I hadn't discovered Sleeves. Been thinking (but not seriously enough) about taking it back out.


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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857338 01/23/21 02:55 AM
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Never once had a problem with the rod tubes in my Skeeter.



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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857343 01/23/21 02:57 AM
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I went to remove the rod tube in my Ranger when I got it, but found they were foamed in so I left them.

Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857382 01/23/21 03:19 AM
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Hate them, bent 3 eyes over and finally pulled them out.

Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857415 01/23/21 04:02 AM
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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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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857438 01/23/21 04:31 AM
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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. hammer

Now if I had a big 20'+ I might be happy if it didn't have them. confused 3


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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857546 01/23/21 11:22 AM
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Yep, yanked mine as well. They are a PITA.


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All you guys that took them out, do you use sleeves or nothing or what? And do you leave the butt end holder in or just lay them all on top of each other?

Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: bassnman] #13857714 01/23/21 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bassnman
All you guys that took them out, do you use sleeves or nothing or what? And do you leave the butt end holder in or just lay them all on top of each other?

Sleeves at all times. And yes leave the back in if you want to.


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Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857722 01/23/21 03:11 PM
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I’ve had my Eyra for almost 6 years. Only 1 tube has given me trouble.

Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: Chris B] #13857729 01/23/21 03:16 PM
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Me either

Re: No wonder I never liked rod tubes! [Re: fivebites] #13857864 01/23/21 04:38 PM
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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.



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