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Old 12-09-2020, 05:57 PM
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I have a 2020 GW 306 Canyon. I want to install 4 additional swivel rod holders for tuna fishing. I think 2 reinforced holders will fit nicely in the gunwale. I would like to put two more in front. How hard would it be to replace the ones in the front that come standard with reinforced swivel holders or would you recommend doing something different?

Any suggestions on adding swivel rod holders to GW 306 would be appreciated. Location? Brand? Any other tips?
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Nice boat, congrats.
I replaced four of my oem rod holders with LD Marine swivel rod holders. I think Louie is no longer in business.
One tip I have is to clamp a jig (mine was 3/4” plywood) over existing hole since the swivels were slightly larger for hole saw to follow.
Good luck and tight lines.
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Some of the wider capped, 3-piece boats have room inboard of the standard holders in the bow for Swivels. You'll sometimes see FLA guys with doubled-up holders in the bow (1 outboard and 1 inboard, in essentially the same place). you need to have adequate space and fiberglass and room for backing plates between the two. The logic for two is likely to have angled holders outboard for things like kite fishing, then a zero degree inboard for swivels. Having the swivel more inboard makes it easier to fight in my opinion (closer to the combing bolsters in the bow), as you can stand more upright on a conventional. If there isn't room for doubling up and the existing holders are reasonably placed, its an easy process just to swap them out (making sure they are reinforced). The other option (if there is a reasonable configuration for it) would be a single external mount right in the center of your boat up against the bulkhead in the bow. I would ask Jack Kent at Bayside how he has set up his Grady's though for the best advice. Also, some of the new custom holders like the LT's have a wider top plate or a square top plate. Wider the plate on top of your top cap, the better.

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https://downeastboatforum.com/thread...holders.22553/
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I'm pretty sure Joe is the same guys as above not too many Rod Holder Guys in Lawrence MA

Joe Sciora 978 701 2041

100% hand made in MA, No fasteners is a little more than having 4 bolts. He is at least $25 to more like $50 less than anyone and they are built like tanks. Those are finger prints not scratches it's a mirror finish.






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You could just throw a golf ball in the existing rod holders. The rods will swivel.
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Originally Posted by Unevensteven View Post
You could just throw a golf ball in the existing rod holders. The rods will swivel.
Yes but he is looking to Add new holders when these are $100 and $125 for screwless and Lee Medium rod holders are $70 but don't swivel and are not made for an 80 or 130 to fight a fish out of.
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Lt marine hands down best . Everyone I know replacing Ld,SMF , Lee’s with them
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By far if you want the best get them from Chris at LT marine
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
I'm pretty sure Joe is the same guys as above not too many Rod Holder Guys in Lawrence MA

Joe Sciora 978 701 2041

100% hand made in MA, No fasteners is a little more than having 4 bolts. He is at least $25 to more like $50 less than anyone and they are built like tanks. Those are finger prints not scratches it's a mirror finish.





Thats his number...just had some made from him, they are the real deal.
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I have 6 swivels from joe. High quality and they are only a $100. No need to spend $170 on an LT one. It’s just a rod holder.
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I bought 6 from skurge of the sea in CT. Good price and I like the quality. Has clip underneath for the reel leash as well which keeps the leash organized and off other hardware
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Originally Posted by 32regulator View Post
I have 6 swivels from joe. High quality and they are only a $100. No need to spend $170 on an LT one. It’s just a rod holder.
The "screwless" compression-type holders are just a bit more $$$ ($150 ea), which is still a great deal for HD custom holders made locally.
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https://skurgeofthesea.com/products/rod-holders
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Originally Posted by 32regulator View Post
I have 6 swivels from joe. High quality and they are only a $100. No need to spend $170 on an LT one. It’s just a rod holder.
Joe previously made the top plates for LT, his holders are not bending or breaking.

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I bought 6 from skurge of the sea in CT. Good price and I like the quality. Has clip underneath for the reel leash as well which keeps the leash organized and off other hardware
The skurge of the sea ones are really heavy duty I had one on my other boat. After talking to Joe he said all of his materials are over kill and the thickness of the top plate on Skurge is over-overkill and Skurge is a lot more money, Joe has safety line loops on the bottom of the holder.

If anyone wants a never installed 15 Degree Skurge rod holder PM me I probably can't get it to you till Spring but I have one I don't plan to use.
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I got a little lost here between "Joe", LT, J&L, and Rod Holder Guys. It seems Joe once made stuff for one or more of the other guys so it gets confusing. So for anyone else looking for rod holders, here is what I found here and on line:

LT Marine: https://ltmarineproducts.com/product...se-rod-holders

J&L Marine Welding: Rod holder | Outriggers | Harpoons | J L Welding Marine

Joe at Rod Holder Guy: 978 701 2041 rodholderguy@yahoo.com https://downeastboatforum.com/thread...holders.22553/

Skurge of the Sea: https://skurgeofthesea.com/products/rod-holders Just throwing this in here as it is already listed above.

Lee Rod Holders at a pretty good price: https://www.wholesalemarine.com/lees...IaAo2QEALw_wcB

Gem Lux: https://gemlux.com/collections/heavy...er-rod-holders By the way, they give THT members a discount. Just ask for it.
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Gemlux is THT20OFF for the discount, it makes a huge difference when you are replacing or adding a bunch, I just did 18 on my boat this past season of the HD Bluewater 15/30 degree and HD 0 bluewater 0 swivel.
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When installing swivels on a two piece boat, how does one drain water and adjust the tension nut?
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Originally Posted by Maritime ditch View Post
When installing swivels on a two piece boat, how does one drain water and adjust the tension nut?
Usually with an inspection hatch installed nearby and some tubing to run the water into the bilge.
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Got lots of great advice on different options for rod holders - but what about installing them?

Has anyone installed swivel rod holders on the bow of a Grady White center console? Any advice or tips? I have the 306 Canyon. There does not seem an easy access pint for installation.

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