rod holder drains for the center console

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rod holder drains for the center console

Postby Capt. Lance Powers » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:39 pm

i know this was posted before but what did everybody use to setup a drain system for the rod holders in the center console????
Thanks for any help...
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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby Mentalic » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:51 pm

Well I did mine with a trip to home depot. Picked up some pipe caps, plastic T's, clear hose, and a hose fitting I used for a bulkhead/drain fitting.
Tooth pick was used to jam the caps on as the silicone sealant dried. Cut the T fittings push on hose fitting off the center and glued them in the pipe caps with 5200, keeping it flush with the inside of the cap so not to hold water.

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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby Capt. Lance Powers » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:39 pm

Thanks for the info!!!!!!!
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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby Blazer Johnnie » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:59 pm

Mentalic, you are GOOOOOOD!!!!!

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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby todd » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:33 pm

i just order my Blazer. I did not look insdie the console. Do the rod holders drain straight into the console in the newer boats?
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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby topdog » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:24 pm

In my 07 2420,the rod holders are plumbed to the bilge but the cup holder has a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom that drains straight into the console. Also water leaks around switch panel and / or glove box. I was told that the console was not designed to be dry, but yet they went to the trouble and expense to plumb the rod holders!!! The rod holders would get nothing wet except the floor, but the switch panel soaks everything including the switches and wiring. GO figure!!
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Re: rod holder drains for the center console

Postby reelchaos » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:39 pm

I recently bought a 08 2170 and the console leaked everywhere. With a couple tubes of silicone and a trip or two to lowes to get parts i fixed all the leaks. You would think payin as much as we did for the boats they would take some of our comments and suggestions into consideration into the manufacturing process. Especially the laeking around the gauges onto the wires and switches.
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