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Old 02-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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Anybody here use Tigress outriggers? We are outfitting a customers 40' express, and it needs hardtop mounted riggers. We will likely use Rupp Revolution holders. Need to know if the Tigress Carbon Fiber poles are holding up well? Anybody have them?
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Jim, I have 15' Tigress carbon fiber outrigger poles with Lee Sidewider bolt in outrigger bases. It is a good combination from my point of view. I like the lightness and so far the durability of the Tigress poles. The poles are the screw together kind and not the retractable. Not an issue for me since they are lightweight, I'm not worried about the stress they put on the hardtop and mounting plates when running to the deep water. The only thing that you have to watch daily is the tightness of the screw collars between each section of the outrigger. This is very easy to do with the Lee Outrigger mounts. I can lower the outrigger pole very easily and can stand on the deck flat footed to double check each joint before we leave the dock. I run a single halyard on each rigger and they do not bend that much when pulling large lures/teasers. I have not tried pulling a large dredge or spreader bar.
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Here's a photo of the Tigress and Lee outrigger setup while the boat was tied up at the dock.

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Have you tried threadlock on those screw sections? That sounds like a PITA to check all the time.
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Yeah, I've not tried thread lock because after I'm done fishing for a few days and I trailer the boat, I take the outriggers down. That's pretty easy to spin the collars off, wrap the pole sections together with some velcro, and bag the wrapped sections in a small storage/carry bag. No sure I want to try and break thread lock each time :>)
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kmo, yer boat is f#ckin" sweet! Sorry Jim, I had to. It really is nice though.
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Thanks Ethan, I appreciate the compliment. You've got a nice fish-killer in your signature. Dang thing looks like a porcupine with all the rods stickin' out of rod holders
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