KEEP YOUR BOAT CLEAN AND ORGANIZED
AN OVERVIEW OF MOUNT OPTIONS
We get a lot of questions about our mounts . . . materials, configurations, differences, etc. At some point, we realized that maybe our website really didn’t do a good enough job of presenting all the ways you can use our mounts to get the most out of your boat, so here it is . . .
Even on larger boats, gunwale space is always limited. As we walk docks at marinas all over the country, we take photos of boats that have gunwales loaded up with all kinds of different factory and after-market attachments, each typically designed for a single purpose. It has also become industry standard to install two or more ‘flush-mount’ 30-degree rod holders in each gunwale, port and starboard, on the majority of boats (many of which may never actually be used for fishing). Boat manufacturers do this in large part just because that’s how it’s always been done. And, while there’s certainly a place for this style of rod holder, and we make a very high-quality 30-degree, many times they never get used and they always occupy a prime piece of the limited gunwale space.
Even in the many fisheries where there is a practical use for 30-degree flush mounts, there are many other things commonly used on boats that need to be mounted: rod holders, downriggers, cutting boards, knives, bimini tops and shade cloths, barbeques, crab/shrimp pot pullers, etc. This is where Burnewiin products can help keep your boat from getting cluttered. We manufacture a variety of products, accessories, and adapters that allow you to configure your boat for the day’s activities, whether hard-core fishing or cruising and cocktailing.
So back to the point of this post . . . our mounts, which come in ‘flush-mount’ style for flat surfaces (like the gunwale of a boat or the top surface of your transom), and vertical surface mounts for locations like the inside face of a transom, cabin side, storage lazarette or locker, cabin side, etc. With the addition of a rail kit, you can quickly add a mount location anywhere you want on a cockpit rail or bow rail. We’ve even had customers locate a rail mount on the side grab handle at the back of a pilothouse cabin. All mounts feature the same patented system of internal splines at 22.5-degree increments, with a self-engaging latching mechanism providing a full 360 degrees of rotation. An integrated accessory hitching loop allows quick attachment of rod leashes, towels, and for us often serves as a great way to cinch up and finish knots if heavy offshore fishing lines. Below is a brief description of the three basic configurations.