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Old 02-26-2011, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fishfindertackle View Post
When I added the backing plates for my swivel rod holders I went to the machine shop and had them cut me 1/4 metal backing plates instead of using the small metal plates that came with the swivel holders. The ones that went in the bow were 8 inch diameter circles and 4 x8 for the ones in the gunnels aft. Just thought they took more pressure without digging in to the fiberglass . The ones in the bow really work well for large tuna. Just point and follow or be towed. Just my personal opinion.

Capt. Joe
I'll see what will fit in my gunnels... did you use 1/4 aluminum?