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Looking to add a couple electric downriggers on my R200ES.  Anyone find a good place to mount them?  Also looking at either Scotty or Canon, what’s your preference? Pros/Cons?

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Denny

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I have a R222 and I mounted mine with gimbal mounts and Cannon 12V plugs so they can easily be removed when I just want to cruise.  Check out Magnum Metalz downriggers.  They are cheaper more compact and have more pulling power than any other brand and I have tried or used them all.  The only thing they do not have is  auto stop but with the clutch mechanism they have you do not need it.  Very nice riggers!

 

http://www.magnum-metalz.com/downriggers-1/

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I run two Scotty 1106Bs and replaced the rod holders in position 1 with equipment from Burnewiin and mounted the downriggers to their equipment.  I also use it the same equipment for a pot puller.  I installed power outlets on the underside of the gunwale, so they would be out of the way.  Scotty/Canon is like a Ford/Chevy thing.  I have a Scotty repair shop close by, so I figured I would go that way in case I have an issue. 

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I’m also looking to install two Scotty 1106 on my soon to arrive R200 with gimble mounts, any worries about stress on the fibreglass if it get hung up on bottom?

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I ended up adding 2 Cannon electric downriggers and installed 2' of Trax directly on the gunel.  Works great and have not had any issues with the fiberglass flexing or cracking.  Should have put 3' Trax on so I will probably add a 1'

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1 hour ago, Denny said:

I ended up adding 2 Cannon electric downriggers and installed 2' of Trax directly on the gunel.  Works great and have not had any issues with the fiberglass flexing or cracking.  Should have put 3' Trax on so I will probably add a 1'

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Thanks looks great!

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I gimble mounted mine so they can be easily removed.  The Magnum Metalz riggers are more compact and IMO provide a better look.  I run my side planners off the gimbles mounted mid-ship and the planer trees further towards the bow to keep things as far forward and away from the boat. downrigger.jpg.ad0f54bc3aa79817f5612fc99c7a89de.jpg

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On 12/26/2018 at 7:57 PM, Smoke said:

I gimble mounted mine so they can be easily removed.  The Magnum Metalz riggers are more compact and IMO provide a better look.  I run my side planners off the gimbles mounted mid-ship and the planer trees further towards the bow to keep things as far forward and away from the boat. downrigger.jpg.ad0f54bc3aa79817f5612fc99c7a89de.jpg

Interesting. Do you have a picture of the planer trees?  What are they connected to?

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I don't have any close up pictures of the trees.   I mounted them on the gunnel.  The mounts I believe are only 3" x 3".    I had to machine some HDPE plastic in a slight wedge shape as there is a bit of taper upwards on the gunnel. If you watch this video you can get a glimpse  

 

 

 

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