Backing Plates

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Evan
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Boat Model: 230SF

Backing Plates

Postby Evan » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:16 am

I am planning on fishing 2 Daiwa Tanacom 1000 with 100# braid and bent but rods.
So I bought the GEM backing plates for the rear rod holders.
There roughly the same size as the top of the rod holder. Don't think there big enough.
So
I am planning on getting some 4" x 6" x 1/4" aluminum plate and cutting them to fit as larger backing plates.

Here are the questions.
Do i need larger backing plates?
If I install them do I bed them in silicone?
2003 - 230SF, Honda 130's, Garmin 1040XS

FishPirate
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Boat Year: 2002
Boat Mfg: World Cat
Boat Model: 246 DC
Location: SW Florida

Re: Backing Plates

Postby FishPirate » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:09 am

Bigger backing plates are always easier on the fiberglass but using a little discretion on your drag settings can go a long way toward saving your gunnels. My thoughts on sealants in that application is that you should have the raw edge of the cutout sealed preferably with something like MarineTex and the top flange of the rod holder and screws/bolts sealed with something like 3M 4200. The bottom plate should be left dry(without sealant) so if any water does make it's way into that area, it can drip into the bilge.

By the way...that's some damned serious winching equipment!
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2002 WC 246DC W/2004 Honda 150's, dual Lowrance HDS 7s w/StructureScan, Simrad radar, Raymarine SG2 AP

Evan
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 5:23 am
Boat Year: 2003
Boat Mfg: Worldcat
Boat Model: 230SF

Re: Backing Plates

Postby Evan » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:08 am

Hay thanks for the reply.

I am with ya on the drag management.
I think its like 32# max.
I just don't want to take a chance on tearing a rod holder out.
All I plan on doing is remove the screws put the aluminum plate under the rod holder and putting the locknuts and washers back on.
I was wondering about bedding the plates underneath didn't think about the possibility of them holding water.
Thanks
2003 - 230SF, Honda 130's, Garmin 1040XS


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