The Native Mariner Rectangle Outfitting Plate attaches into the molded inserts on the side of the deck of the Native Mariner. The Rectangle Outfitting Plate secures with thumb screws and allows you to attach different accessories such as rod holders and fish finders to your Native Mariner, while giving you adjustability of the locations of the items as well as easy removal.
|Length:||16 in / 40.64 cm|
|Width:||5 in / 12.7 cm|
Somewhat agree with the other reviewers, however having hooked a hammerhead shark, a couple of 15kg tuna, and a spanish mackerel, I can say that it is strong enough to handle decent size fish. The problems are the price for a lump of plastic and a couple of screws and the limited mounting points for the mariner 12.5 - overall, its just a poorly designed mounting solution. Nativewatercraft need to look at this overall for the Mariner 12.5 and come up with something more flexible
I trolled with a light action 7 ft rod, 15lb test line mounted on a Scotty rod holder. The plate wobbles on its mounts. Maybe this is intentional, to absorb the shock of snags or big strikes, but it looks like I've got too much weight for it. I have it as far inboard as possible. This may be better suited for fly/ultra light tackle or a mount for GPS. Also, it is too expensive for what you get, a plastic plate, 2 wing nuts and spacers.