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  1. I used 6" to give a little more clearance over my kicker motor. There is not much flex long ways, but there is side to side. If you can only screw from top. I would investigate other options, like mounting the track to a larger piece of alum plate, longer/wider. with more screws to distribute the stresses. Scotty make this "d" mount. Just imagine an 8-10lb cannon ball bouncing on a choppy day. lol Or heaven forbid you snag something.
  2. What type of boat are you mounting to? Good idea to use a backing plate on the underside to distribute stress. Do not use screws, bolt through, use S/S. There is an incredible amount of stress on the swivel, mounting pedestal and Gunwhale or whatever your mounting to. Have also heard of bracket or swivel failures. It is good idea to tether the downrigger with strap or aircraft cable to an independent eye bolt. The power cable may save you, but who would want to count on that to save your $500+ investment. On my 16 alum. there was some sideways flex so I added a gusset brace.
  3. Great Job Clayton69!!!! That a nice looking salmon. Nightrainzzz
  4. Wow that's a Friggin nice lookin Chinook!!! A couple of meals there. Nightrainzzz
  5. I know, some others have said the same, as the first pic it looks like the mouth was white. Must have been the sun, the mouth and gums where definitely black! Nightrainzzz
  6. 16 lb Chinook. 120 fow 40 deep using bass pro $2.99 rubber squid (white) and a light green flasher. Nightrainzzz
  7. Wow, looking at those fish on the planks is makin my mouth water!!! Nightrainzzz
  8. Yeah, maybe I do need a bigger boat, but I still happier than the guy with no boat!!! Nightainzzz
  9. Dock is in and ready to go. Only saw about 4 fishing boats all day. I was out in varying depths 60-160 fow. I went over past Humber Park and back toward the CertainTeed Gypsum Plant at Clarkson and back to PC, …..Nothing. Got to test out my new Cannon Mag 10. What a life saver from my hand crank, as I have tendonitis in my right bicep. Worked great, no problem with the auto stop when the weight comes out of the water so it must have been grounded properly. I did have to add some aluminum gusset/brackets. I mounted the Mag 10 on a 6" pedestal on the gunwale track. The unit itself approx. 25lbs plus the cannon ball 12lb. hanging 3’ over, so there was some deflection on the gunwale. It would have eventually led to some damage. So I installed pieces of aluminum angle bar stock from Lowes $13 ea. approx. 18" long from the mounting plate at the top of the pedestal to rear deck and you could tow a tank with this now. Worked on it last night and completed in about 2 hrs. Nightrainzzz 16’ Legend 75hp Merc
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