So I tackled this job this weekend on my 2006 2660CC. I found the Mate 0 degree cup/rod holders on sale for Thanksgiving so I bought four. I had to pry the old cup holders out.They are held in place with silicone. I used various tools, small pry bar, screw drivers, and razors, along with a 1/4" piece of plywood to remove the cup holders. Once removed, the new Mate cup/rod holders were not going down all the way. The bottom of the cup/rod holder was hitting a very large ridge of adhesive. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the purpose for this adhesive ridge. It did not seem that there is a seam under the adhesive. So I just driller it out, where the adhesive ridge was interfering with the cup/rod holder. I was very surprised by the amount of foam in the front of the boat. I did not know the Sailfish put foam in the boat. Does that mean that our boats should float, if the hull is breached? A few years back I saw a 236 or 2360 in about 75feet of water sitting upright at the bottom, off Marathon Key. Why did this boat sink if its foam filled.
I also created a backing plate for two of the three fasteners. These two fasteners were right on the edge of the old cut out. The third one I was able to use a screw. I had to use 3" long bolts in order to install the cup/rod holder and the backing plate. I had to make one of the backing plates twice. The provided paper template did not match the actual through holes on the cup/rod holder. There was a bout 1/8" difference. So, if you do this make your backing plates based on the actual cup/rod holder and not the template. I bedded the cup/rod holder with a bunch of 3M silicone. Here are some photos. BEFORE Download Attachment
rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
Mar 6, 2021 15:34:23 GMT -5
finatic: 700 and growing nice work guys.
Mar 8, 2021 14:46:44 GMT -5
steve: Thinking of buying a 24 ft sailfish center console to go in gulf waters. Debating between Robolo and sailfish. Need advice
Mar 11, 2021 16:57:40 GMT -5
fishguy: Only have a few hours on my 241 very stable platform handles well .
Mar 14, 2021 19:00:13 GMT -5
finatic: Many new members this past week, be sure to introduce yourself up top.
Mar 16, 2021 17:43:45 GMT -5
sja: Have 27 2018 CC with windless. Any know anchor line size and length?
Mar 28, 2021 10:13:24 GMT -5
sja: My name is Sal from Long Island own 2018 27 CC
Mar 28, 2021 10:17:47 GMT -5
hotrods: Any one recommend a certified Yamaha mechanic for engine verifications and maintenance in the Ft Lauderdale area?
Mar 28, 2021 13:50:16 GMT -5
fishnfool: Olie at Parker Yachts
Mar 28, 2021 14:24:59 GMT -5
hotrods: Thanks I will try him
Mar 31, 2021 21:09:58 GMT -5
stoshki: Took delivery today of a 2020 245 DC. Named her, "Diamond Lil". If anyone knows how far to space the bunks (3" x 10" x 12') on a boat lift, please share. Good boating to all!
Apr 22, 2021 18:18:15 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome and congrats. Post your question up top. But the trailer measurements are contained in the Owners Manual.
Apr 22, 2021 21:42:05 GMT -5
tiger: what is this I hear about new management? Whats going on?
Apr 23, 2021 16:46:06 GMT -5
theo: Does anyone know where I can get sailfish part numbers for a 2009 2360 WAC? I need them to order parts from Llebroc
Apr 28, 2021 13:49:11 GMT -5
fishnfool: Call Sailfish direct, their customer service rep is usually ver helpful.
Apr 29, 2021 11:39:19 GMT -5
theo: Thank you Fishnfool. I did call them. They were fantastic!
Apr 30, 2021 11:34:49 GMT -5