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Channel Mount for Accessories

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Looking for a channel mount system for accessories / rod holders, etc. Similar to this pic of the one mounted fore of the livewell. What systems are you folks using / recommend? Thanks

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I have the Miller Marine like the one shown in the pic. Very high quality, fit and finish is superb.

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I put trax across transom and on top gunnels. Scotty Orca rod holder and tool holder. I believe you could add any type device you want. Cast aluminum super strong no issues with uv breakdown.
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Thanks guys.... The TRAX system look to be more robust for a rod holder tension...….but the Miller System looks to be a lower profile and more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion.

Question...… to attach either of these systems are you using self tapping SS screws? Reason I ask is that there is really no getting "behind" the fastners in most of these locations on my 220 OP.
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Stainless fasteners with nylock nuts. Drilled, reach up and tightened up at the transom. On the gunnels its self tapping that twist off. Honda Cat posted on this forum several years ago with brand and type information.

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I was in the same situation trying to decide between the Miller Marine system and other heavier track systems. Obviously I went with the Miller Marine system and have no regrets. I won't be using the rod holders for Tuna but they are steady with Scotty and Folbes for Salmon. Additionally, I like the flexibility and accessories available. His filet tables are very nice if you have the funds. I should have purchased the larger sent/leader holder, net holder is Ok but needs to more support for the handle near the deck.
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Seadawg- the boat in your picture is mine. It is a miller marine product. Very strong, he even has a crab davit mount. I was a able to get behind and use bolts, washers, and lock nuts. A friend with small hands and a sharp chisel made short work of the foam in back. He cut little channels and used needle nose pliers. We though it was going to be much harder than it was.
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Thanks for the responses guys..... I'm gonna pull the trigger on the Miller system. My rod holders are pretty much good to go already so I'll mainly use the miller for accessories.

Ray.... I noticed in your pic that you have an ice chest located in the stepover spot.... Check out this thread on the ice chest I found for that spot. Fits like it was made for it.....plus has 4 drink holders!

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I have stopped using stainless self tapping fasteners after a few issues with them. Now if I cannot access the backside for a nut I use a 6 or 8mm helicoil with a quality stainless bolt, with a good coating of tef gel.
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Used a lot of rivet nuts, aka threaded inserts, when outfitting our boat, and in particular, ones with an integral rubber sealer/washer.
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