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Old 21 January 2007, 19:23   #11
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Those would be easy enough to have made by a welder. Piece of stainless tube, a bit of flat stock for the clamp, and a stainless bolt with a finger tab welded on. Reinforce the tube to bar weld with an L bracket of more bar stock.

The flare at the mouth might be bit of work, OTOH, I don't see why it's all that necessary (I think it's primarily for drunk fishermen who can't see straight enough to hit the unflared tube.)

Might have to talk to my welder buddy about this. After he makes my tank racks, that is...

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Old 22 January 2007, 17:07   #12
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I normaly take em off and wash and clean them but after last outing thought i would be going out again a week later, that was in September !! but due to over running house Building/renovation work only just brought boat home from wales for the winter

Hence the rust and hence the need to change the wheela and the bearings

see other thread

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Its ok Andy, its not a confessional dude, I didnt know they were yours, I just cannot understand why a manufacturer will use different metals in salty environment, it causes electrolysis and metal literally flakes off leaving rust on the under metal, Galvo or not!

Anyway, as Jay says, they are easy to make in Stainless, no moving parts, Inverted u to fit over transom and Rod holders Sticking out of it at an angle.
Slip em over transom and leave alone.

PS I still allow no smelly fish on board my boat......, thats what friends are for (Their boats)>
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