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Old 06-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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I got 3 new rod mounts for my kayak, 2 flushmount tubes and a cabelas brand scotty. Iv'e already got two in the back and plan on using these for trolling and for bay fishing. How far up do I need to mount them. I figure the flushmounts should go up around my feet, or should I go further up? I have no idea how far up the scotty should be, but I'm thinking in front of my knees a bit. Does that sound right?

Any tricks to mounting these. I've got holes saws. Anything wrong with using one instead of the rotozip that the youtube vids show?

They are going on my Old Town Caspian. The blue one is mine, the yellow one is just to get a point of reference for placement suggestions. I don't have a good pic of the deck side of mine.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Mount them far enough forward so that your poles will not be in the way when you paddle, but close enough to where you can easily reach them.

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You plan to put the flush mounts up front? Will you be using those to troll with or the flush mounts behind you? If it were me, I would probably put 1 or 2 Scotty's up front so you could adjust them as you see fit - as Greg says, far enough to not mess with your paddle stroke but still reachable. If you troll from the forward flush mounts, make sure the trailing lines don't interfere with your paddle stroke. I had a Scotty up front on my P13, but used it only as a 3rd hand for storing a rod out of my way.

The tank well on a Caspian is narrow, but will fit an Igloo Playmate cooler - you could bolt a couple of rod holders / PVC tubes to a cooler and have plenty of rod storage.
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I broke my back a few years ago and turning around isn't veru easy for me. I think I would like to have them in front of me.
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Just make sure the placement of your rod holders don't have your rod or line interfering with you paddling when you're trolling.
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John, I understand. You can insert a length of PVC into the flush mounts to get your reels a little farther off the water and the lines out of the paddle stroke.
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