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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Gear Tracks from Yak Attack  (Read 2243 times)

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I put them on my kayak, I got the 4" tracks and have them near the tank well. They are more expensive then other options, but the quality is the best.

Do they have a longer section? And do the 1" RAM ball attachment?

Yes they come in 4", 8", 12"and 16". The 1" Ram ball will fit on it.

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I'd lean heavily towards some serious backing plates.  It's all a matter of leverage.  7-8' long pole applying torque to a 1.75" wide base secured on plastic.   :smt012


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I'd lean heavily towards some serious backing plates.  It's all a matter of leverage.  7-8' long pole applying torque to a 1.75" wide base secured on plastic.   :smt012

While the backing plate on the inside of the hull may offer some rigidity, i'd be more concerned about the stress point on the one screw that joins the adapter to the track...
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I agree with that one.  The engineering stresses involved are very high however stuff like line stretch and rod flex reduce this greatly.  I'd be very concerned with a stiff rod, tight drag and braided line.


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I also have the Gt-90 rail and I was informed that the stainless hardware on the extruded rail will corrode pretty quick if you dont apply Tef-Gel to the stainless screws. I will be pulling it apart and reapplying also with some Dow Corning Silicon Sealant.


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I have both.  On my yellow Revo, I put 4 flush mount Scotty holders.  I used to carry my kayak upside down on Yakima racks.  The only problem, was that I somehow lost a cap.

With the Gear Trac, you will have to be careful carrying your kayak upside down.

When I got my blue Revo, I decided to put the GT-90s on.  I put the 16" ones on.  I wasn't sure if I needed ones that long, but I decided to go with them just in case.

The Gear Tracs are much easier to put on than the Scotty flush mounts.  The 16" tracs seem pretty secure to me.  There are 9 screws holding it down.  I did not use the backing plate.

I'm not sure, but I think with the Mighty Mounts and the Scotty mount, it would be good for the Scotty Lake Troller.

I just put them on and haven't used them yet, so I don't have any actual performance data yet.
 


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thanks for all the information and photos guys.  reading this in 2018 and still finding much value.   :smt006


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I agree with that one.  The engineering stresses involved are very high however stuff like line stretch and rod flex reduce this greatly.  I'd be very concerned with a stiff rod, tight drag and braided line.

This ^^^^^.  Drag has to be reasonably lose, otherwise the track may flex and your gear may pop out.
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