Raised downrigger pedastils

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Vtmopar
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Raised downrigger pedastils

Postby Vtmopar » Tue May 28, 2019 10:27 pm

I wanted to see what other ideas some of you would have. I want to move my downriggers off my gunnels in to a more solid spot.
Fiberglass boat, never really liked where they are.
Place I have I would need to raise them 12".
Cannon downriggers.
was curious if anyone has a better idea. Figured when theyre not in use I could mount rod holders or something else.
This is what I'm looking at:

https://www.fishusa.com/product/Big-Jon ... gLLEvD_BwE
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Re: Raised downrigger pedastils

Postby JabberJaws » Wed May 29, 2019 10:09 am

I have used Big Jon pedastils before and they are great. One thing about risers is they add leverage so make shure where you are mounting them is sturdy enough and use backers if you can. Ramel
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Re: Raised downrigger pedastils

Postby Greenhorn » Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 pm

I am using 6" risers for my downriggers and they work great. Like JabberJaws says, the risers add stress to the mounting surface, so make sure you have a good solid attachment.
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Re: Raised downrigger pedastils

Postby Vtmopar » Wed May 29, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks for the replies, im planning making as big as possible backing plate for them.
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