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  1. That’s a nice Whaler and the kind of set up I was hoping to do until i started measuring. Unfortunately my gunnels aren’t wide enough to install any flush mount gimbal rod holders that I have found and still have the ability to put a backing plate on the bottom. It’s looking like I may have to mount some track on the outside of my swim platform in order to install any heavy duty rod holders or a down rigger. So far the only mounts I have found that fit my gunnel are the flush mount Scotty’s. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Good to know, thanks! That will save me from buying a different prop or bags to drag. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Salmon Catcher- like the set up, but may be too permanent for my needs. What are you using on your outdrive to slow your trolling speed? I have a 3.0 merc, I am guessing I would need a troll plate or bags to slow me down? Matt Ching- would you have close up pictures of those custom bases? That might be what I am looking for. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Thanks for the input, I was thinking about calling the manufacturer of the smaller tracks and seeing how big the mounting hole spacing is. I like the board option and that may work if I could mount the small tracks. I was browsing and someone makes a 4.5 inch one I think. I was going to do the 30 degree flush mount rod holders with the gimbal mounts, but I haven’t found any that fit the space. The dimensions of all the ones I have found are too big for it and with the fiberglass thickness I won’t have any room for a backing plate. I may need to looked at 90 degree ones and see if there mounts take up much less space. What is everyone’s thoughts on the flush mount Scotty bases in the picture? I would be mounting them the larger area behind the handles. I was thinking of buying some Torpedo weights since I suspect they wouldn’t pull as hard as a dipsy and work with the Scotty holders? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Hello, I have been a long time reader of posts on the forum, but this is my first post. I have done a lot of research, but can’t find the exact setup I am looking for. I apologize for the long winded post, but I am looking for the best recommendation for my set up. My in-laws have a lake house in the Henderson Harbor area and I have historically concentrated on bass fishing from a kayak or small aluminum boats. I recently purchased a mint condition 98 Sea Ray 180 Bowrider I/O to use as a family fun boat and do some fishing as well. I am well aware of the limitations of an 18ft boat on the lake and the boat will likely handle conditions that I would not feel comfortable in. I am looking to rig the boat to multi species troll. Unless anyone has better ideas, I don’t think i will be able to mount downriggers on it to be able to get deep enough for lake trout or salmon when the thermocline is deep. The gunnels of the boat are only two inches wide at the top or a little over, this would mean the underside is much less since the fiberglass is fairly thick on this boat. The width doesn’t seem to allow me to mount any tracking. There is a small section that is a about 3 1/4 wide and 3 inches long where could mount a Scotty flush mount base on either side. I was hoping to mount a flush mount rod holder in either side which would have allowed for a downrigger with a gimbal mount, but I don’t have the room for it. The other spot I have a Scotty round rail mount is on a small section of rail on the engine cover. I would also like the set up to look nice and when removed not affect the recreation usage of the boat. I would like to be able to troll with 2-4 rods. What recommendations could any you provide as far as diver options to get the deepest for my set up. I could be wrong, but I am not sure if the Scotty rod holders are strong enough to handle the large Dipsy Divers. I have a few Fish Seekers I bought last year on a whim and was looking at Torpedo weights as well. Thank you for any input in advance. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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