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singlebladecanoe
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02/29/2020 06:52PM
Looking for ideas on a good way to install/use rod holder mounts. I just picked up a Wenonah Advantage in carbon and would like to troll for trout while paddling. Anyone have any suggestions?
 
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Savage Voyageur
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03/01/2020 07:33AM
One of the best ideas I’ve seen was here by someone. Make a board that clamps to the top of the gunnels. Then he attached his depth finder and rod holder. It really looks nice and is handy to store things under bungee cord straps. Just look in the search At the top middle of the page and you will find the picture and many more pictures and descriptions.
 
IndyCanoe
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03/02/2020 08:47AM
+1 on Savage Voyager's idea. I created something very similar for our canoe at home based on an idea I learned here. For me it is great because I can use it at home and take it with us when we rent a canoe in the BWCA. My craftsmanship is not even close to the original but it works. I had originally intended to mount the rod holders in a similar fashion but actually just drilled a 1.5 inch hole offset to one side. It has worked so well that I have not mounted the rod holders yet.

I found a couple of threads with pictures from AmarilloJim.

Garmin Striker 4 fish finder questions

Fish Finder for my application
 
AmarilloJim
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03/02/2020 09:02AM

This is my set up from ideas on this site.
 
IndyCanoe
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03/02/2020 09:06AM
AmarilloJim: "
This is my set up from ideas on this site.
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We must have started typing at the same time. Those are the pictures that i referenced.
 
Reke0402
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03/02/2020 12:06PM
I really want to make something similar to that buy i can't find the clamps anywhere, do you guys have any suggestions?
 
AmarilloJim
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03/02/2020 01:16PM
Reke0402: "I really want to make something similar to that buy i can't find the clamps anywhere, do you guys have any suggestions?"
You can make your own for about 5$
 
singlebladecanoe
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03/03/2020 07:11AM
AmarilloJim: "
This is my set up from ideas on this site.
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Awesome, thanks. I thought I had seen that somewhere but couldn't rememmber where. Where did you get the plastic clamp pieces from?
 
AmarilloJim
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03/03/2020 07:19AM
They are Spring Creek but I have not seen them around for a couple years. Homemade would be just as good.
 
singlebladecanoe
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03/03/2020 01:02PM
AmarilloJim: "They are Spring Creek but I have not seen them around for a couple years. Homemade would be just as good."

Thank you.
 
Savage Voyageur
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03/03/2020 01:52PM
Reke0402: "I really want to make something similar to that buy i can't find the clamps anywhere, do you guys have any suggestions?"

Go to any Rockler woodworking store, or go to their online site. They have any clamp you could ever want.
 
ericinely
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03/03/2020 03:06PM
Ram Mount Rod holder (few different versions depending on rod: spinning vs baitcasting) and the Tough Claw ball attachment. It is going to cost you $40-60 depending on what combo you get, but nothing will hold tighter...guaranteed. Don't use those flimsy aluminum framed options that will definitely scratch up your gear. Also want something that will hold your gunwale without damaging it AND hold when a 30+ pike/trout hits...
 
KarlBAndersen1
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03/03/2020 04:59PM
I use the Tite Loc system.
The clamp locks securely onto a thwart. I leave the clamp on the whole trip and remove the holder at my leisure with the toggle. The holder threads down into the clamp.
The holder swivels and rotates into any position you desire.



 
Moonman
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03/03/2020 07:41PM


I also use the titelok system, but since I have wooden thwarts I use their permanent receiver mount, which is screwed down to my thwarts.

Moonman
 
KarlBAndersen1
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03/04/2020 08:21AM
Moonman: "


I also use the titelok system, but since I have wooden thwarts I use their permanent receiver mount, which is screwed down to my thwarts.


Moonman"


I love the amount of options they have.
 
Millertime34
 
03/05/2020 02:08PM
rockler mini clamp

I am currently in the process of creating my rod holder and depth finder dashboard. I ordered the clamps above and they are perfect!
 
AmarilloJim
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03/05/2020 02:54PM
Millertime34: " rockler mini clamp


I am currently in the process of creating my rod holder and depth finder dashboard. I ordered the clamps above and they are perfect!"

Might need to replace the bolt with a carriage bolt.
 
Waterboy
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03/05/2020 03:39PM
Here's the setup we use.
The fish finder runs on AAA batteries so it does not require an external battery pack.
 
Mickeal
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03/08/2020 02:23PM
Shoreline Marine Adjustable SL52131 Rod Holder Rail-Mount Is what I have on all my canoes.
 
whitecedar
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03/10/2020 11:35AM
Waterboy, nice setup, are all those parts manufactured by Scotty? I looked on their webpage and I only see short sections of track?
Thanks!
 
singlebladecanoe
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03/10/2020 02:17PM
whitecedar: "Waterboy, nice setup, are all those parts manufactured by Scotty? I looked on their webpage and I only see short sections of track?
Thanks!"


Those Scotty bases will work with YakAttack gear track.
 
Waterboy
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03/10/2020 03:09PM
whitecedar :

Here are the Scotty parts I used:

282 Rod Holder Combo

Camera Mount

438 Gear Head Track Adapter

439 PVC Slide Track
Looks like Scotty may have discontinued but I you could call them and see if they still have a few left. See photo below.

440 Low Profile Track
These are 1.75” wide x 7/16” thick available in 4 and 8” long. If your thwart is not wide enough for these, you could mount to a 1.75” wide board and then attach the board to your thwart.

YakAttack Trac These should also work.

 
whitecedar
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03/10/2020 04:06PM
Thanks for taking the time to link all the parts. Very clean setup!
 
DaveM
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03/12/2020 02:45PM
Amarillo, it looks like you use hanger strap for the transducer. Is it stiff enough for trolling at paddling travel speed, or is it too flexible?
 
AmarilloJim
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03/13/2020 06:32AM
DaveM: "Amarillo, it looks like you use hanger strap for the transducer. Is it stiff enough for trolling at paddling travel speed, or is it too flexible?"
That is correct. They work great
 
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