There are never enough hands on board, but these cool gad­gets keep things handy and se­cure while you do your thing.

Boating - - BOAT DOCTOR - By Randy Vance

There’s a say­ing among fish­er­men, usu­ally di­rected to­ward new­bies who want to hold the rod when trolling, that goes “Let Rod­ney hold it.”

They’re re­fer­ring to the rod hold­ers in their boat. You may not fish and, con­se­quently, may not have rod hold­ers in­stalled aboard your boat, but af­ter brows­ing this peek at the coolest boat gear de­signed to be mounted in rod hold­ers, you may want to in­stall some. And that might ac­ci­den­tally lead to fish­ing.

But bear in mind, some rod hold­ers aren’t made to sup­port much more than a light-ac­tion crap­pie fish­ing rod, and most of this gear needs more sup­port than of­fered by light plas­tic mounts. These all re­quire a solid off­shore mount, not a plas­tic or light stain­less mount, to hold this gear. It’s also a good idea to note that rod hold­ers are built to hold rods at var­i­ous an­gles, from ver­ti­cal to 30 de­grees. Some of our gear is ca­pa­ble of ad­just­ing to any rod-holder an­gle, and some comes in var­i­ous an­gles to match your rod holder.

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