Post by westonhar00 on Mar 15, 2020 18:26:20 GMT -5
Hey guys, I have found interest in upgrading boats... ofcourse :/ . I am looking at a particular Carolina skiff DLV 219. The boat currently has no rod holders installed, which I would obviously need to install myself. I was just wondering how hard it is to install rod holders on those boats. The side gunnels looked pretty thin to me and I just didn’t know how hard it is or even what rod holder systems I would purchase. Any feedback would help... THANKS
It’s not hard at all depending on what rod holders you use. There is enough gunnel width to mount most rod holders I would think. I mounted these 11-12yrs ago and haven’t had any issues with them related to the boat. Some of the holders are rail mounted and some are thru bolts with washers and locking nuts.
I always recommend test riding a skiff on a windy day. If you still are ok buying it after that, you’ll have no regrets. I don’t love the ride of mine, but it’s a great fishing platform.