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    Prayer Request Crestline Suremount DIY??

    I recently picked up a 2018 Crestliner VT17. Love the boat but it has a rail system on it that I thought was a great idea but really don't want to pay the high price or the Suremount brackets.I have been playing around trying to come up with a redneck engineering idea thought about T-Bolts? Any Ideas??

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    I took 5/16" stainless carriage bolts and ground 2 sides down for t-bolts on my Triton. I also had to round 2 sides of the square shank so I could turn em to lock them in. Work great for my spider rig set up and rod transport racks (that I need to finish!). I can try to post some pics later. I really like the looks of the Crestliner's, congrats on new boat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sup View Post
    I took 5/16" stainless carriage bolts and ground 2 sides down for t-bolts on my Triton. I also had to round 2 sides of the square shank so I could turn em to lock them in. Work great for my spider rig set up and rod transport racks (that I need to finish!). I can try to post some pics later. I really like the looks of the Crestliner's, congrats on new boat!


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    Thanks obud! Here is the rig I made with the bracket that came with the boat.

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    If the rail has a notch in it, and if not you could put one in it, you could just slide a nut in the rail, and then screw in to it from the outside. Much cleaner application IMO and no end of the bolt or nut exposed to hang on stuff.


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    Here's what mine looks like. I use wing nuts so I can easily slide them or take them off to put my cover on. I think the Crestliner track is a little different, but hopefully this helps you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sup View Post
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    Here's what mine looks like. I use wing nuts so I can easily slide them or take them off to put my cover on. I think the Crestliner track is a little different, but hopefully this helps you.


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    Mine is different rail system it isn't as deep... I will take a pic tonight and show ya...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapySlayer View Post
    Mine is different rail system it isn't as deep... I will take a pic tonight and show ya...
    Do you have a way to get a nut in the rail? You can just use a regular pan head bolt and have a much slicker look with nothing sticking out.


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    Check either McMaster Carr, or woodworking t nuts for solutions.
    wood workers use t tracks for many different applications
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapySlayer View Post
    Mine is different rail system it isn't as deep... I will take a pic tonight and show ya...
    I thought yours might be a little different, I didn't realize until I googled it how different it really is! Maybe you could use an elevator bolt?

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