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Old 11-16-2020, 10:46 AM
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So...further to my removing rails thread, i now have my tracs. Installing on a 2020 621FS and want to make sure that just screwing down the tracs is going to be strong enough for riggers, can't get my hands under the gunnel for boats. Who has done this ?please step in.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:27 AM
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Hey YF, I seen this video last year when i thought I'd be getting a fiberglass boat and would be doing the same, hope it helps.

https://youtu.be/aUv0x-gizBI
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:31 PM
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Use the correct drill and screw along with a bed of 3M 5200 and you will be fine. Make sure both surfaces are cleaned thoroughly. Ranger can tell you what drill and screw size it escapes me right now.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:04 PM
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I would use the included bolts and fender washers. Also camphor the holes, or you can expect gel surface cracking at the holes. Its not that hard getting underneath. No need to glue the rails down, but a good idea to put a layer of cloth backed duct tape on the bottom side of the rail, for a cushion between rail and fiberglass.
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Old 11-17-2020, 05:09 AM
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So....being cautious with a new boat i called Ranger and here is what they told me, there is lots of extra backing in the gunnells for this purpose. Use a 13/64 bit for the #14 inch and a half screws. Drill a small pilot hole then a countersunk bit, put a drop of 5200 in the holes and screw away. I left it overnight and they are still there so it must be good. Thanks for the advice folks.
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:03 PM
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So...further to my removing rails thread, i now have my tracs. Installing on a 2020 621FS and want to make sure that just screwing down the tracs is going to be strong enough for riggers, can't get my hands under the gunnel for boats. Who has done this ?please step in.
Awesome! I just saw Cisco shipped my 72 Tracks for my 20 621! Thanks for posting this with what Ranger provided you.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:06 PM
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Awesome! I just saw Cisco shipped my 72 Tracks for my 20 621! Thanks for posting this with what Ranger provided you.
Just make sure you don't go to deep with the drill bit
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:32 PM
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I usually wrap some tape around my drill bit so I know my depth I want to drill too plus I have a set of countersink bits.

My rigging keeps getting better so for doing this in my garage on my (4) generation of Rangers and a few of my buddies boats... I'm pretty solid on drilling holes in fiberglass or rigging electronics.

I look forward to the tracks I think the first time i'll use them will be at Erie in the spring.
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