The Scotty 438 Gear-Head Track Adapter quickly slides into place and locks down your post mounted Scotty rod holders and accessories. Similar to the revolutionary Scotty 428 Gear-Head, this system allows you to quickly change rod holder positions with a simple twist. You can use your favorite, fully adjustable Scotty rod holder and adjust it to any vertical or horizontal position without having to drill permanent mounting holes. Designed to fit all kayak track systems, this compact product is a must for serious kayak anglers.
this is the way to go! forget ram ball mounts (they move a lot when hit) so satisfied with this adapter. it is substantially well built for scotty products. i have both ram and scotty products and scotty is the way to go! i use it on my 2014 pro angler
Typical very good Scotty build quality. Fits great on Wildy tracks, BUT Not quite strong enough for trolling - especially on the port side. Using Scotty Baitcaster rod holders, no matter how strongly I tightened it (as tight as possible without being stupid and risking damage), it wasn't tight enough to stay put. Using a light action 7 foot spinning rod with 6lb line, even with a light drag setting, the torque was enough to rotate the mount rearward before the drag would give line. Not as bad on the starboard side, because the torque worked to TIGHTEN the mount- but I didn't feel it was a strong enough mount to trust for any fishing tough enough for medium action freshwater tackle and light line. For trolling (bass, GL trout and steelhead, etc) I will be staying with "standard" Scotty 241 mounts on my rails. They are bombproof. These 438's will be great for rodholders used for still fishing, small fish such as panfish or stocked trout, and for things like light mounts or camera mounts, anything which does not require a great amount of strength. I bought two, and I'm sure they will find homes on my kayaks, just not for quick-release trolling rod holders as I had hoped.
Worked great for a unique set up. I mounted this to a rear track on my Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 to hold a battery powered stern light. The light is easily removable and the base is low enough profile. Did a similar set up for a bow light using a Scotty Deck mount and Mini Rod Holder Extender to mount a nav light.
Terrible for trolling nearly lost a $900 setup when I took a strike on very light drag but it didn't take much for the square bolt to shear. Luckily I was in 60 ft. And my friend was able to dive down to retrieve it. Part of it was my fault for not leashing my rod but I don't think a product thats holding your rod should break under light load. Never using again.