View Full Version : adding rod holders??

Capt Dan
06-08-2006, 10:58 AM
OK this is my first job on "my new to me" charles hankins 33'6" skiff, I need to add some rod holders to her. Figure I'll go stainless, 2 on each side, and I presume some sort of backing material below to bolt through for strength. Now I've heard to stay away from 5200, what should I seal it with, and what should I seal anything with that I attach to the topsides and cabin structure, I'll probably make a nice custom rocket launcher next.

gary porter
06-08-2006, 11:23 AM

Nicholas Carey
06-08-2006, 11:53 AM
You ever planning on removing the rod holders? If you are stay away from 5200. Dolfinite is your friend.

Dan Payne
06-08-2006, 09:40 PM
boatyard bedding compound (by Interlux) or what's wrong with 5200? A fine product.

06-09-2006, 12:24 AM
Alot of the SS flush mount rod holders come with rubber gaskets. Just seal the plywood endgrains with epoxy after you bore the holes. 5200 will come loose from the SS holders if they dont have gaskets. Also,3m, who makes 5200 also has a debonding spray that will soften 5200. We just took off a large engine bracket and used the spray to remove the traces of 5200 and to keep from pulling gel coat off.

gary porter
06-09-2006, 01:07 PM
Personally, I like 5200. If you go that route then you might look for the fast cure version, it comes in 5200 or 4200. One of the problems a lot of folks have with the regular old 5200 is that it seems to take a long time to cure ,, which it does if dry. The fast cure versions set up quick.
5200 will set up nicely if you mist it with water. Don't think I'd want to use it for seam compound but for bedding/adhesive, no problem.

06-10-2006, 12:13 AM
I agree with liking 5200 for bedding metal hardware to fibreglass etc.The long cure time does have it's advantages. It's one thing you don't have to rush with. It's nice to have time sometimes. I think the biggest problem people have with it is using too much solvent to clean it up with instead of masking the immediate area around it. It shrinks badly as does any compound when treated that way. If kept to it's original consistancy as much as possible until it cures,it is formiddable stuff.