I purchased 4 of these for my kayaks. They installed fine but after the first use 2 of the 4 had failed at the mounting hole locations...the screws and some of the body material around the screws stayed on the kayak and the body was hanging loose. I am not sure if they were poorly molded (meaning poorly processed material), or what, but the material was completely crystalline at the mounting hole locations and crumbled when very little force was put on the mount. I will see if I get replacements and if the new ones are made of any better materials.....if not, don't waist your time one this design, it will fail immediately! I am going to replace all 4 of the ones I have installed as every one of them appear to have similar crystalline material at the mounting holes. If the new ones are better, I will be back for better comments.
Good product, the rubber cap covers don't fit
real tight but seem to be fine. I ordered two
they didn't come with mounting instructions or
hardware. There are some good YouTube
videos that were really helpful. I put them on
my Tarpon and would recommend using some
good grade silicone sealant under the gasket
and in the rivet holes.
Came quick, piece of cake
AWESOME rod holders and great
price. The combination gasket/cap
works very well. Easy to install.
Just wish rivets would have been
slightly larger than the hull layout
for a tarpon, but appears to have
a good seal if properly located.
works good, no screws included.
Duxbay Kayak Fishing
Good value! Easy to install, fit
Tarpon 12.0 very well. Quality
(for plastic) as good as it gets.
Designed perfectly. ACK pricing
and service, second to none!
very easy install. have not had
opportunity to try them out, but
will do so next week. appear to
It was nice that the gasket is
included with the
cap, but the caps dont stay
closed. I tried
roughing up the inside of the
tubes with sandpaper.
It helped a bit, but the caps
still work loose
after a while. The holders are
fine, but the caps
are a disappointment.
nothin wrong with this just
would have gone for the mount
ontop rod holder.. but ther is
still room for more!
The flush mount rod holder
with the cap are sturdy
and closed at the ends to
prevent water from
flooding the hull. However,
they do not fit well on
the Wilderness Tarpon System.
I wish they were
smaller so that they fit
very nice . using the rod
holders to support my pvc rod
towers to get the rods up and
very good product for the kayak