What are these for?

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Majortom
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:35 pm

So on the front of my profish 400 are these 8 little screw inserts

A ha thinks me it’s so I don’t have to drill for star ports

Nope not the right diameter or spacing

Any thoughts ladies and gents?
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eynon
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:02 pm

they really look like starport hd or scotty mounts.

could always make a simple adapter plate
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 pm

That pattern, I'd say a pair of Scotty blocks, side by side.
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Majortom
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:58 pm

Bit annoying that, cos I went and got standard star ports (based on the video on the Viking YouTube channel)

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eynon
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:04 pm

you could also get a single starport hd and the tracport dash 350
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awondering
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:32 pm

How old is that Kayak ? Interested as the last PF400 I got I had to adapt drill to accommodate Scottys..

Shame they stopped using Scotty`s, just a way better built product IMO :|

Majortom
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:15 pm

It’s 3 weeks old awondering so assume it’s a new thing so you can put Scotty’s or star port HD on

Majortom
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:37 pm

This is what they are for
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AndrewRawlingson
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:44 pm

tidy :y:

check out the new railblaza rod tubes, may suit you.
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eynon
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:55 pm

had a look at those tubes, are they much better then the standard ones? quite afew of my rods have short butts.
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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:29 am

probably less useful for short butt rods. my go to rods have long butts and trigger grips which never sat vey nicely in their original rod holder.
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