fishing arch install

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fishing arch install

Unread post by Honey Badger » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:07 am

has anyone installed a fishing tower/arch? wondering about the floatation foam under the gunwales, did you remove it to mount the tower?

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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by redfish40 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:02 am

When Samson installed mine the foam was removed at the mounting points.

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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by breezin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 pm

This was a concern when we installed our tower from FishOnSports (Uni-Arch). For us the front mounts were clear and the rear mounts were just at the tube and foam. We tore out the foam and were able to reach in above the tube for the backing plate and nuts. Our backup plan if in the middle of the tube/foam was going to be structural rivets for the rear mount but we didn't need do it.

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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by sportsdad60 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:59 am

Breezin, where is your roller anchor set up on your boat? I want to mount my elec motor up front like yours.

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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by breezin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 am

This was a custom order so I did not get the roller anchor knowing I wanted to put the trolling motor right up front. I got the diamond plate anchor guard just cause it looked cool not because I was going use an anchor. Haha.
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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by Honey Badger » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:43 pm

ok that helps thanx guys... I got the Jr river sport arch from fish on sports and just in the midst of installing

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Re: fishing arch install

Unread post by HaweaterHal » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:41 am

The aft deck fitting for my arch was just forward of a weld in the deck which had a backing plate. WE just drilled and taped the two plates. No nuts required. That fitting is in compression so it will never pull the bolts out of the deck.
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