PVC extrusion coated strap grips rods and resists hook penetration
Easy installation with mounting template included
RodBuckle Designed by fishermen for fishermen, the RodBuckle Retractable Rod Hold-Down System is the most attractive and functional rod hold-down system on the market for deck style fishing boats. The self-retracting polyester strap extends a full 24'' and securely locks into position on the deck. The PVC extrusion coated strap grips rods and resists hook penetration. When not in use, it neatly retracts out of the way. Easy installation with mounting template included.
Top Deck Mount Adapter The top deck adapter (sold separately) can be mounted directly to the deck, without cutting into the gunwale.
Concealed Mounting Kit The concealed mounting kit (sold separately) offers the option of mounting the retractor inside of the gunwale.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4kuchi great rod holding devise
Got this for my 14' alum. fishing boat to hold mulitple rods while under way without having them bounce about in the boat or get under foot. I got the top deck adaptor so I could use the bench seat instead of the side of the boat. When not in use it's retracted against the side of the boat out of the way on the seat. When the rods sit on bare aluminum they tend to slide about, so I'm going to put carpet on the bench seats so the rods don't slide, and they'll be more comfortable. Easily unhooks and retracts out of the way, and definitely holds rods at the ready near me instead of all over the boat. Best rod container I've seen and used!
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocky01 Great purchase
Purchased these boat buckles ten years ago and installed them on my Skeeter SX 200 bass boat. I have been in some pretty rough waters over the years and i must say that they have held up very well. I just replaced one because someone accidentally trip on one exiting the boat. There easy to install and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cajunbassman Great product
If you are not a handyman with alot of patience I wouldn't purchase this product unless you know someone who will install it. I took the template and set it as low to the deck as possible and marked where I wanted to install. The 4 corners are about a .25" radius so I drilled a .50" hole at each with the outside edge of the bit at the outer edge of my mark.
Then I drilled several holes close to the perimeter around the edge to alow for a small half round file to pass through. I used the edge of the file as a saw and cut the hole edges and smoothed along the edges of the template and kept fitting the holder until it fit perfect. Then I simply set it in the hole, drilled pilot holes and put in the 2 screws. For the catch on the deck you may need to purchese stainless screws and elastic lock nuts if it goes through a lid and drill oversize holes to mount. It only took me about 30 minutes to install in this manner.
June 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by jay34rw good quality
I have a similar one that came with my boat which I love. This one is a little big for the inside edge where it mounts so the bracket is needed to mount it. Would be a large hole to cut.
April 17, 2012
If you want to flush mount this into your boat then you will have to do some cutting on the boat. But it is really easy with the right tools. If you do not want to flush mount it, they sell brackets that screw down to the deck.
if you have a glass boat and your gunale is at least 3" above the floor then it can be flush mounted. If you don't want to cut a large hole in the gunale than purchase the adaptor to surface mount with 2 screws.
It comes ready to install flush with the interior side of your boat. To install it as it comes, you must cut out a hole. A surface mount kit is available that allows installation with just two screw holes, but it will stick out about 1.5 inches or so.