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MikeAqua
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 am

Has any one tried this new Railblaza product or seen it used?

https://www.railblaza.com/products/quikport/

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Basically a Starport with a stick on 90mm diameter base.

Railblaza claim it will stick to anything even rotomoulded kayaks

I'm considering for my new yak which is Trylon (ABS with an acrylic skin).
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:36 am

Not sure i would be that keen to risk a dunking for one of my combos, tethered or not. Also not sure there are many 90mm dia clear spots in order to fix? Could be useful for mounting safety flags to the top of fish pods but do love a tidy mechanical fixing.

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 am

Yeah, not sure I'd trust it with a $500 camera or rod/reel.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:45 am

Only just learned about this product today, so I haven't done an actual measure but I think I have plenty of clear spots to fit the 90mm base. If not I guess I'm drilling holes. I'll have to drill a few for tethers anyway.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Works well on smooth surfaces paddle boarders use them and inflatable boats.Would not use on my viking as surface is not smooth.

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Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:07 pm

MikeAqua wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:19 am
Has any one tried this new Railblaza product or seen it used?
Yes, I have one (on the back of my fibreglass kayak), and I'd trust it more than nuts and bolts. It's 3M VHB tape which is incredible

but...

The VHB spec sheet says
"Low surface energy plastics include PVA, EVA, polystyrene, acetal and some paints. They may require priming with 3M Tape Primer 94. Very low surface energy plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene and EPDM are difficult surfaces to stick to. Primer 94 may improve the performance on these surfaces."

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 am

Yea I'd use that on your kayak Mike :y: Of course the other million dollar question is how else would you do it, I wouldn't think self tappers would be much good on an acrylic, how is everything else on there already fixed? Rivets / nuts and bolts?
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 am
Yea I'd use that on your kayak Mike :y: Of course the other million dollar question is how else would you do it, I wouldn't think self tappers would be much good on an acrylic, how is everything else on there already fixed? Rivets / nuts and bolts?
Machine screws, washers (where possible) and nylocs. That's how I'll be adding my saddles for attaching rod leashes etc.

I can stick on some quick ports beside my hips to take rod holders or g-holds.

I'm a couple of mm short of space on the centre console. The quick port is simply a 90mm plastic disc with a 3M adhesive pad. I don't see any reason why I couldn't just shave 2mm off each side. It's only about a 1% reduction in adhesive area

Ultimately I want to get a Tracport 350 (for two rod holders) and a FF mount on there.
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RailBlaza: Not suitable for rodholders.
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