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Any ideas for making downrigger swivel mounts?


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I recently bought some older downriggers without swivel mounts. Because of the way I want to set up my boat, it would be very helpful to have swivel mounts, but don't want to lay out the cost of original ones. Has anyone built any successfully? I thought about using bar stool swivels but would need some type of locking mechanism and worry about rust. Any help would be appreciated.

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Have not built any, but I would think that you could build the mounts out of aluminum.

I would use a Hand Retractable Spring Plunger for the locking mechanism. McMaster-Carr has them, but you could probably do a google search for them and might come up with a better price.

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