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Has anyone capped the bottom of their Berkley rod holder's flushmount base? I don't expect that I will use these rod holders when fishing outside so they would definitely have to be capped. How did you do it?
 

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Hi Dave,

I would take the flush mount in to your local plumbing/hardware store and see if you can get a pvc pipe cap that is a neat fit.

If you can get one, also get a little tin of the glue that the plumbers use to join the pvc pipes and use it.

Only thing is that once it is on, it will be there for ever.
 

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peril,they are not berkley ones but I couldn't find pvc caps for mine so I stuck mine to some Plastersine
and tipped some two part resin in them.
 

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Alternatively Peril - the scotty flush mount has a PVC cover (flip over type) and is filled in (doesn't have a hole in the bottom). Not that this is much help if you already have the berkly one.

If you haven't bought one and don't mind the Scotty holder I'd go with that - if not Sam's idea looks good
Phil
 

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Hi,

Ended up getting a rod butt cap that was a tight fit and siliconed it on once the berkley mount was installed. Seemed to do the trick.

Cheers Doug
 

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I just went to the hardware and bought some rubber feet for chairs. They have a few sizes and are a rubber material.
JD
 

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Thanks guys. Some good suggestions there. I'll try the hardware store tomorrow
 

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Dave

Gunston had to seal the bottom of a generic brand base rod holder, and just welded another piece of plastic on the bottom hole [est 30-40mm dia] with a soldering iron; was very succesfully done and was his first welding attempt
 

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Went to the local chain hardware store today and bought a pkt of 4x 1 1/4" plastic tips for $2.50. These fit snuggly. Will silicone these to ensure no leaks. They also had 1 1/8" in rubber, but they were more expensive.

Just have to get those split-tail rivets and I can start drilling holes in P2!
 
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