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Rail mounted rod holders

Discussion in 'Boat Owning, Equipment and Maintenance' started by jonC, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. jonC

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    I am after a few stainless rail mounted rod holders, I am sure they have been covered here before but wondered if anyone has recently bought any?
    Also when they are in use how secure are they? Do you trust them in use or put lanyards on?
    I currently have some flush hole type ones, but would like a few options. Jon
     
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    ive got the plastic ones but im going for the s/s ones but you should always use a lanyard better to be safe than sorry they bolt on and a grub screw secures them in place stops them moving at least the ones ive looked at do
     
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    Yes all the ones I've seen clamp on around the railing . I wondered how well they would cope with a decent fish running or more likely a raft of seaweed!
     
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    You can zoom in on this photo and see how they can be fitted to the rail. I have lost rods when plastic holders have snapped under strain. Never had a problem with the steel holders and even leave the rods in them when streaming around and again have never lost anything.

    In the long run, IMHO, you're better off with the steel holders.
     

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    Thanks, they are what I have looked at, but my Arvor only has limited vertical sections to mount on, so may need to mount on the horizontal section, do you think they would wrap around tight enough to hold?
     
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    most rod holders on a horizontal rail will at some point spin round the rail.

    mine are mounted on uprights and dont move at all.

    you could possibly tighten them up quite tight which in tern may crush the rail slightly which may stop it spinning round.

    i have found the stainless rod holders do grip better than the plastic rod holders.
     
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    I guess I could suffer the light cosmetic damage on the rail, I will order a few and see how they go, thanks jon
     
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    Good idea thanks. Have you ever tried putting one of those rubbers on a bat, I put one on my boys bat last summer, murder...
     
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    Yes difficult to get on and even more difficult to get off, but they do give you great grip when holding the bat.

    At least when fitting it to the rail you have to slit it first so it's easy to fit.

    I've four of the Rod Rests that Garryflyer has given a link to, they are very good, but like Garry I wasn't quite sure about the plastic tube inside, but for now I've left mine alone and I'm getting used to the rods only going in so far, I guess with the rod at the right angle they are not going anywhere.
     
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    I have these on my Arvor ,
    Great rod holders , google down east rod holders

    Dave
     
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    They look good too Dave, I will look at them this evening. I have the four flush holders that are standard, I think I may put 2 extras in on each piece of wood on the side. The existing ones drive me mad, feel like I am watching tennis, I like to have rods together so I can compare the movement. Jon
     
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