: rail mount rod holders slipping

jet man
04-30-2005, 08:57 AM
recommendations to keep rail mounted rod holders from slipping and rotating?

04-30-2005, 09:13 AM
Several layers of electrical tape or a layer of 1/8" foam insulaion wrap tape under the rail clamp.

04-30-2005, 09:14 AM
try some rubber between them

Mr Ranger
05-01-2005, 11:15 AM
I stuck a 3" long strip of 3/4" no slip tape to the rail. Holders will never move.

Good luck

05-01-2005, 05:51 PM
Plumber's tape,the type you wrap over a leaky water pipe for a quick fix.its kind of self bonding.you have to peel the backing of and strech wrap it on the rail but only once or twice and not too thick otherwise you might crack your rod holder mount when tightening.

05-01-2005, 05:56 PM
A good wrench and socket! Then try some muscles

walleye willie
05-01-2005, 06:51 PM
I bought some rubber tubing at the hardware store, cut it to a length to fit under the mount on the rail.

05-01-2005, 07:20 PM
Bicycle skinny innertube, cut to fit the diameter of the rail. Lasts for YEARS and easily replacable and cheap!

05-02-2005, 04:18 AM
A single wrap of duct tape will stop the problem, and protect the rail.

tom fellegy
05-02-2005, 07:29 AM
what brand of rod holders???

jet man
05-02-2005, 02:02 PM

bob oh
05-02-2005, 02:28 PM
let's see I've tried electrical tape, duct tape, bicycle tubes -- guess I'll try plumber's tapethis time.

rod bender bob

05-02-2005, 02:49 PM
Hey Bill,

I used the small bike tube on the rails of my last Tuffy and it worked great. All the other suggestions are good too.

05-02-2005, 03:37 PM
>recommendations to keep rail mounted rod holders from
>slipping and rotating?

Catch smaller fish??

JUST KIDDING - ya wouldn't want to do that!

tom from onamia
05-02-2005, 07:47 PM
looks like it has been covered. any of the above will work. thats why i like the downeast rod holders. very simple, strong and easy to operate. just my opinion.......tom f