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Bac Rac Rod Storage System On An Older Model ('98) Skeeter

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Does anyone have a Bac Rac Rod Storage System (seen here: Bac Rac co angler rod storage system) on an older model Skeeter? I have a '98 ZX 185c and I'm not sure if: 

A - The Bac Rac will fit with the additional U-Adapters between the lid and the slightly curved edges of the fiberglass and back compartment lid
B - How much space the actual rack will take up on the back deck

I emailed the manufacturer directly asking about the dimensions and after 4 emails all focussing on how to sell the product to me directly and without ever addressing my question about the fit and dimensions I've given up getting the answers from what should have been the most obvious source.

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I have a an older bac rac system and I love it. It is on a 1996 Nitro 190. I will try to take a picture and post it on here.

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That looks pretty cool..................I think I will have to look into picking one of these up.

 

Sorry to see that the customer service/support is not very good though.

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I ended up getting them and the only way they're going to fit is with the u-adapter. I'm going to mock something up with some scrap aluminum to see if they'll fit securely. If it ends up working I'm thinking I'll be better off having someone fabricate some custom brackets because I anticipate having to attach the racks to the brackets on a slightly oblique angle (to account for the slight radius of the back deck lid) to ensure that the racks are squared up to each other. 

 

Ron, I'm up in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island, just north of you. I'm assuming the free shipping option won't apply to Canadian shipping despite our close proximity, but for future reference (I'm going to contact you first when I need to order something from now on) how do you ship to Canada and what would the cost be roughly?

 

Here's what my back deck looks like: 

 

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looking at you deck layout I don't know if I'd want that much room between the mounts... the rods would be resting towards the ends ... lots of flex... could always come up with a mounting setup that uses an anchor type system straight  to the deck lid...  move them so they are no more then 4' apart.  The only reason i haven't got one is I don't like the idea of my rod tips hanging over the edge of the boat...

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I would obviously never be able to install them on the ends of the deck with how far apart they are. At this point I have resigned to having some brackets bent up and then custom drilling the holes in the bracket obliquely so the racks sit squared up to each other. That's the only viable alternative to mounting directly to the deck. 

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