I echo John N's finding. For the money, I
would expect the hardware/hole spacing to
be a bit more thought out. Sideboard
worked find but I had to replace all the
stainless hardware for my Ride 115.
Nothing fit - by the way, it didn't fit my
Tarpon 100 either.
Good product, bought for my ride 115
and it works good. I noticed some
spacing issues with how close the
board is to the kayak when secured.
If you have a fishfinder mounted and
have the nuts(through) on the
backside of the board they will
interfere with the sliding action and
start to cut into the kayak when
Get longer wing nuts for the rail
and use washers on the underside of
the board to correct this problem.
Come on harmony, you should have
thought of this.
I echo similar comments on
utilizing some type of hand
tighten fastener. I've heard
since, that has been
rectified. I'd give it a
higher mark, but $40 is pretty
steep for a piece of plastic
with a few holes and 2
The Wilderness Systems Tarpon Slide Trax Sideboard installs easily. Mounted depth finder and works very well. Great alternative to permanently mounting a device.
Mounted a Garmin fishfinder, using board and arm. Very secure, and great position, easy to paddle wih board in place. Still trying to figure out what to do with FF battery, will probably end up drilling hole and taking cable into the yak.
I bought this to mount a scotty rod holder and eventually a fishfinder so I wouldn't have to drill into my Tarpon. Sideboard seems sturdy enough. It can be improved if the manufacturer replaces the hex head bolts with wingnut bolts. This would allow the user to move the board by hand without having to carry an allen wrench. Also I would like the board to be mounted higher off the track because anything one thru-bolts onto the track has the bolt and nut protruding underneath the track. This prevents the board from sliding freely on the track. Hopefully the next generation will improve on this.
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