How will i mount strong rod holders on the front of the boat in the picture? Do mounting plates needed to be welded on my boat? Thank you for any help guys! I need rod holders on the front of the boat.
I had six Scottys on my 15' gregor, I drilled and bolted through the side just below the gunnel. If I remember right I had to get some 3/8" thick plastic from Tap to space the mount out a bit because the gunnel interfered with the rod holder dropping down into the mount. I found a few pics to give you a idea how I mounted them. Don't buy the Bass Pro brand, junk I replaced them with Scottys. Great little skiffs, we had ours inshore to the Sierras,,,gregg
Besides welding, you could bolt a grab rail to the top edge of the gunnel, then mount some stainless clamp one rod holders to the rail. Use a rope teather to your rods ......, learning that can be an expensive lesson.
If your drilling/bolting SS rails to the boat, why not just drill/bolt the rod holders mounts? Seems like a extra cost and step . A fab shop could easily weld Alum. rails to the boat and then use clamp style holders,that would be the cleanest set up, if that's what your wanting to use,,,gregg