Driftmaster® Pro and L'il Pro Rod Holder Bases
Can't beat it..
I've hooked some real hum-dingers on these things and they haven't budged (stripers/flathead).
I was a bit worried to use these at first because i've heard of some bad experiences with screws backing out and leaving holes in the boat.
I called Tracker Service (I have a 2011 Tracker Pro Team 175TF), and they recommended I use these. They come with the screws so you know your using the right stuff and it is what they use when you pay them to outfit your boat.
I did not pre-drill mine (I wanted it to grab onto as much as it could) and because of that I did strip the head of a few screws. I just dremmelled the screw head and turned it into a flat head and backed it out. I was able to pick up replacements locally.
I honestly can't say enough about these things. I was very scared to drill into my boat but I'm glad i finally manned up and took the plunge. I don't foresee these things going anywhere anytime soon.
Heck, i've hit the dock a few times with a rodholder in one of these and the boat just bounced off.
Highly recommend! Oh, and Bass Pro is the only place i've been that actually includes the screws - Just FYI.
April 24, 2012
round base for rod holder
Yes I have used the ite and have ordered 2 more of them .
April 13, 2012
Sturdy and solid
This makes for a very stable base to add my lantern holders to. I have mine mounted on the rails of a pontoon boat and they work great. They are not obtrusive and do what they were made for. Highly recommend.
July 20, 2011
Great base for rod holders. I makes it so you dont have to drill holes all over your boat and get to find the better locations on boat to have a rod holder. Mounted on 1 1/4 square tubing. Only beef I have is the nuts included are the wrong size which didnt bother me too much because I was going to put a lock washer and lock nut on there anyhow. If you get the wrong size nut, you need a 10-24 thread nut. can get at any hardware store.
July 12, 2010