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Has anyone replaced the old wooden under gunnel rod holders on the older gladesmens? Mine are rotted out and looking for an alternative.
 

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Has anyone replaced the old wooden under gunnel rod holders on the older gladesmens? Mine are rotted out and looking for an alternative.
I had some sweet ones made by Anytide. They will screw to a prices of phenolic board which will be glued to the underside of gunnels. I customer drafted them to fit the gman, so I can send you a .pdf template that Anytide can use of you like them. Ill post pictures tomorrow when I get back to my laptop.
 

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I had some sweet ones made by Anytide. They will screw to a prices of phenolic board which will be glued to the underside of gunnels. I customer drafted them to fit the gman, so I can send you a .pdf template that Anytide can use of you like them. Ill post pictures tomorrow when I get back to my laptop.
Okay that would be awesome if you can! Thanks
 

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what size phenolic board did you use?
3/8" I believe. You could also use 1/2", but I wouldn't go any thinner than 3/8".

I didn't use a whole lot of thickened epoxy to glue the phenolic base to the gunnel...just a small dab on each corner of the phenolic.
 

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3/8" I believe. You could also use 1/2", but I wouldn't go any thinner than 3/8".

I didn't use a whole lot of thickened epoxy to glue the phenolic base to the gunnel...just a small dab on each corner of the phenolic.
Okay and you just cut it to size?
 

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Okay and you just cut it to size?
Yep. Cut 4 pcs of phenolic the same size as the rod holder base. Before you install anything, line the pcs of phenolic up with teh rod holder bases and mark the holes. Then, drill pilot holes in all the phenolic pcs before gluing the phenolic to the gunnels. Then, just use some stainless crews (I think I used #8's...maybe #10's) and crew the holders to the glued-on bases.
 

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Yep. Cut 4 pcs of phenolic the same size as the rod holder base. Before you install anything, line the pcs of phenolic up with teh rod holder bases and mark the holes. Then, drill pilot holes in all the phenolic pcs before gluing the phenolic to the gunnels. Then, just use some stainless crews (I think I used #8's...maybe #10's) and crew the holders to the glued-on bases.
Did you cut out the rigging tubes under the cap?
 

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Did you cut out the rigging tubes under the cap?
Ahhhhh...yes, I forgot about those. Yeah I had removed them when I did my restoration. I used a dremel with a zip bit to cut each of the little fiberglass tabs that hold them in. If you don't have a dremel, U can just put the zip bit in a high speed drill and get it done.
Since, I removed the rigging tubes, I glued some cable ties ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DFZREGK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) to the underside of the gunnels and zip tied my fuel line under the port gunnel, and my wiring (only the bow light) on the strbrd gunnel.
 
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