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Rod trees on a Lund Pro V

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I recently bought a Lund Pro V, and was doing some rigging of downriggers, rod holders, etc, and I was wondering if anyone has mounted rod trees on a Pro V. The starboard side is recessed in to allow for the throttle controls and the wood underneath the aluminum isn't very wide. I'm wondering if using a backer for the rod tree mount would work or if its not structurally sound enough to mount to. Anyone mount trees in this area before or is it best not to to eliminate the risk of damage?

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Lund makes a bracket specifically for down rigger / rod holder installation to help avoid drilling through the gunnel.

My Tyee was new last year... used the brackets... worked great !!

Don't know of the Pro V has the same configuration, but worth looking into.

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I have a 2011 Lund Tyee 1850. It has the sport trac on it. I have used it for my rod holders, downrigger brackets from lund, and most recently mounted a Bird Tree.

The Tree I chose was Great lakes Planers. I like the way it adjusts. I used one like it with a guide in Green Bay and it was flawless. For mounting I use Lund Brackets from Cisco Fishing Systems. I used two on each side and attached a 12" track to spread the torque. the Planers are mounted with a track base that can be removed when I dont need them. A picture of the Planers Trees and the brackets. The brackets are very high quality. later I use it to mount dispsy holders... they are that strong.

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this next pic shows the brackets and trac. you know the brackets are in the sport trac and tite when the red line are verticle.

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this next picture you can see the lund downrigger bracket attached to boat.

no drilling and very strong. 20lb ball, cannon swivel brackets attached to the lunds. no problem.

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