Handrail mounted baseplates are often used with bass boats that are properly equipped. Or we can also supply handrails to be mounted onto boats to utilize this style of mountings
The key to fitting a baseplate to a handrail is to measure from the center of the rail out to the rub rail of the boat. From that number, add 2 inches. Select a baseplate which has a B dimension greater than or equal to what is measured.
This is a great option for all types of bass boats. Skeeter, Ranger, Bass Cat, Vexus, Nitro, Champion, Lowe, Lund, as well as all other bass boats.
Baseplates sit atop the rail brackets using one of two mounting methods.
- Thumbscrews: a couple of nylon thumbscrews that act as a quick removal as well as a strain relief should the downrod hit something while deployed.
- Magnetic Switches: dual 150lb holding strength magnetic switches hold the baseplate to the pedestal
All Standard baseplate systems include a plastic coated stainless steel tether to hold the baseplate to the boat. Should the downrod hit something in the water and cause the baseplate to break away from the mounting, the baseplate will follow the downrod overboard and into the lake. If you do not wish to dive for your baseplate, the cable is the best means to hold the baseplate to the boat.