BoatBuckle RodBuckle Rod Hold-Down System or Mount Adapter
I purchased the housing and the Rodbuckle and it sits higher than the side of my boat. I own a Skeeter bass boat and would think that this can be made with a lower profile. After deciding to use it anyway I realized that the screws are too short to grip through my carpet and the latch mechanism is difficule to hook into. I have had success with the cheap bungee strap and hook and will continue to use that, this system is not worth the money.
December 30, 2013
This is a great way to keep your rods safe on deck while running from place to place.
January 22, 2009
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
This rod Buckle beats the dickens out of the rubber straps. Very easy to install by using the template which is provided. Strongly suggest this over the bungey straps, the reciever buckle is low profile and doesn't present a tripping hazard. Thanks for providing this product, shame its not advertised in your standard catalog alongside the straps.
March 21, 2012