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On saturday morning i decided to install my flushmount rod holders and while i was at it i did my berkley rod holder to.
I cut out two holes using the hole saw and filed the edges so it sat nicely. I havent yet siliconed it down as i think im going to change to screws for bolts just for some more strength.

Also installed the Berkley rod holder using bolts, drilled a few holes and i was done.
 

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i find it so much easier now with rod holders, before all i had was some pipe in my milk crate.
 

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Great work Vuki, a real neat job. You can use the berkley base as a template to knock up a backing plate out of thin cutting board or aluminium to help spread the load when those big kingies smash your lures too.

DaveyG the hobies come standard with those covers on the moulded in flushmounts (4 of them ). They are ok for when your washing down the kayak etc and don`t want to fill the holders up, but apart from that I dont use them as I always have rodholder extensions in them. Steve.
 

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good point Davey G, but right now i havent yet siliconed the bottoms because im going to do that when i change the screws for bolts. My kayak is hanging up in the shed, and i guess i don't want any spiders creeping in there, then coming out to say hello while im on the water.
And also when i hose down the yak i put the cover's on.
But when i do cover the holes with silicon, i think i might get rid of them.
 

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I'm with you there Vuki about rod holders being nicer than the tempory crate pipe setup. If anyone is still using the temp setup you should change asap.
I have the covers on mine but I might end up taking them off as well as Ive always got the rod extensions in as well.
 

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Davey G said:
does anyone else use these? thoughts??
They wouldn't last 2 secs on my yak.

After my surf dunking when the yak floated upside down for 15-20 mins, when righted each rod holder had about a spoonful of sand, and a cup of water which I emptied on the beach, and hosed out sand at home.

With drain holes sealed with silicone in holders, inside was dry.
 
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