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Old 10-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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going to purchase rod holders soon and would just like to hear everyones opinions.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Brandon,

I liked the idea of the ram tube being able to adjust it 360deg. However, in practice the ball-socket joint in the version I had won't stay snug enough to troll or keep a heavyish offshore combo upright. Again, that's the version I had, the ball and socket were both smooth and tended to wear loose pretty quick.

If the ball and/or socket has been modified lately to have any texture, then that problem may not exist any more. However, if not then I'd go with scottys that are much more secure holders.

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #3
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Yaksquatch , I agree with you totaly. the ram ball system is great for camera's gps and sounders but not up to the standards we expect for offshore fishing with heavy rods .
The safe bet is to use scotty mounts , they have a good range and im sure you will find something to suit your needs .
But remember the golden rule . leash it or lose it
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My ram tube on my sport is just good enough to hold up my sabiki rod and a kayak light. I have scotty mounts also and they are the way to go for your trying to do.
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I'm happy with the flush mount that you've seen me troll with. I use the extender arm and the locking holder. Just be sure to use nuts and washers on the underside. I've seen some that were just screwed in get pulled out.

I only have one because I like to be able to set a rod in the holder quickly and the butts can be in the way for entries and exits.
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my ? for u guys with the issue with ram mounts, what was the ram ball made with, because last night i was messing around with a new ram mount rod holder and i couldnt get it to slip. i noticed the ball had a rubber coating around it, is this the same ball style that failed for yall?
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you can get a can of liquid tape and coat the balls and tighten it down in position and it should hold up to a good load
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i have also been reading up on this issue(google is a awesome thing!) alot of guys have sanded the inside of the clamp( that clamps on the ball) and roughed it up a bit and never have issues after that!
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