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I'm new to the forum but wanted to share some pics of the rod holders I added to my 2016 R200. I was lacking some in the transom area for trolling. I used small aluminum strips for backing plates. Look pretty good. It was a bit scary cutting 2" holes in my boat.post-6254-0-30537200-1467220040_thumb.jpgpost-6254-0-10998100-1467220047_thumb.jpg

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Looks good to me! Good move on the backing plates...every little bit helps. Looks like you sealed the core material where the holes were cut...what did you use?

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Are they 30 or 15 degree angles? What brand did you use?

 

How think was the fiberglass you cut into?

 

Looks good and now I'm considering adding a couple.

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I used 5200 to seal the holes. They are Atwood 30 degree holders. I went with 30s for trolling. They held up well over the weekend. Caught 3 nice dolphin out of Cape Canaveral this weekend. The transom area that I cut into was about an inch or so thick. I used a hole saw to dill it out. You have to use a corded drill. it's like drilling through concrete and gets very hot. I bought a 36" strip of aluminum from HD and cut them down for the backing plates. I discovered after that Robalo uses Gemlux (not sure of the spelling) rodholders stock. I found them online after I put these on. They are a bit lower in price. They also make their own backing plates to match the holders which is nice.

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