Fitting pot tipper

 I have a 595 Cruise Craft that I want to prepare for the fitting of a pot tipper.  Before I start cutting holes in the gunwhale, do any other Cruise Craft owners or knowledgable members know if I will need to reinforce the gunwhale at the point where the holes are cut for the vertical rod holders?

Thanks in advance.

Fatty


gruntre69's picture

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 I can't help you there mate,

Sat, 2017-11-18 15:10

 I can't help you there mate, as a fellow outsider owner, I'd be keen to see pics of the project and result...

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 good on ya gruntre,  might

Sat, 2017-11-18 18:09

 good on ya gruntre,  might just get onto Cruise Craft and get their opinion. I'll let you know how it goes.

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 imo your probably netter off

Sat, 2017-11-18 19:12

 imo your probably netter off getting it strengthened up. it may not do mucj now but down the track there may be some strength issues.

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I just fitted a pot tipper to

Sat, 2017-11-18 22:00

I just fitted a pot tipper to my boat last weekend. I placed a thick  piece of marine ply underneath and bolted the rod holders through.... That works in terms of making the rodholders super ridgid to the gunwale ... but if you're worried about the gunwale itself flexing, surely that wouldn't... ? ... Wouldn't it?

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