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Old 04-08-2019, 02:26 PM
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I purchased a contender with no rod holders on the sides of the center console because he kept a cover on it. Well I took the cover off and would like some zero degree rod holders. Probably 5 on each side. I really wouldn’t like to spent $600 on rod holders. Who do you suggest?
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I am interested in this as well...however the rod holders need to be able to drain from the bottom and plumbed
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:42 PM
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Check the commercial section. A memo sells them for $35 (I think). Or you could go with plastic ones.
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THT20OFF but you have to be registered or the discount won't show. Just ordered two Delux and 4 backing plates.... all 20% off
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Why 10, zero degree ? For storage on the console?
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:21 PM
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I am interested in this as well...however the rod holders need to be able to drain from the bottom and plumbed
Be very careful with plumbed drains. That Gemlux rod holder will mostly drain through the bottom barb but because of the unsealed pin that forms the gimbal, it will also leak water through the pin hole. If the barb gets plugged with debris, all the water will leak through the pin hole but you'll never know because it will just drain slowly. That design style is part of the cause of waterlogged foam on every Egret with such style rod holders. Smith at least welds the pin in so water either comes out the barb or not at all.
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I'll put my rod holders up against any for the money.

These are very high quality, strong and I've never had a return after selling thousands.

My offer always stands...........If you're not 100% happy, I will return all your money and pay the freight back to me.




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Originally Posted by mbowers View Post
Be very careful with plumbed drains. That Gemlux rod holder will mostly drain through the bottom barb but because of the unsealed pin that forms the gimbal, it will also leak water through the pin hole. If the barb gets plugged with debris, all the water will leak through the pin hole but you'll never know because it will just drain slowly. That design style is part of the cause of waterlogged foam on every Egret with such style rod holders. Smith at least welds the pin in so water either comes out the barb or not at all.
This is absolutely true with the coastal series, however the deluxe series does have a cast pin and will drain just like the Smith's.
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I purchased a contender with no rod holders on the sides of the center console because he kept a cover on it. Well I took the cover off and would like some zero degree rod holders. Probably 5 on each side. I really wouldn’t like to spent $600 on rod holders. Who do you suggest?
purchase 10 Ipswich bay. What I have on my boat. Though I only have 4.
10 will cost about $1,750
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