Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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- Raleigh, NC 27614
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- 242X E-Series
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The only issues I had were of my own doing. They went in fine and have been working well, but I was trying to troll with an umbrella rig and got it caught on a rock. Before the line snap it put so much pressure on the screws that it backed them out and splintered the holes a little bit. I am probably going to put a wood backing ring underneath to add some additional support and drill back through. I also need to connect the draining tubes to the scupper as they are too high now and don't drain the rod portions the whole way. But otherwise they are well built and have done their job.
This is what I bought....can you share a link for those Julian? Thx
If you install in the same position, the hole underneath is in the wet storage area....so drains over board....so silicon isn't needed. The only reason I can think of for the gasket is if you have some monster offshore rods and people who like to drop them into the rod holders....I'd assume the gasket is there to keep any water from running under the rod holder and into the gunnel. I'd probably opt to leave them out as well based on your pics I see how elevated it looks. Nothing a little white silicone around the cut hole wont seal off.