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Rigging a Fiberglass Boat

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I will be rigging out a fiberglass boat and wanted to hear any tips from you guys. I tend to not like asking for directions but in this case I'll take all the advice I can get and do it right the 1st time. I would like some comment on the following

1. Drilling without cracking the gel coat.
2. Backing material for rod holders and downriggers
3. Drilling through the transom to run transducer/speed lines to graph
4. Electric downrigger hook-up. What electrical connectors do you like. I'm thinking a flush mount outlet for each rigger on the inside wall of the boat. It has a fully molded back so I will have to drill access holes to run the wire to the rigger.

Pictures would be great but any words of warning is what I'm really looking for. After re-rigging my Alum. boat 3 times in 3 years, I've learned a bit about where I want to mount stuff but really want to do this once and be done with it. Thanks in advance.
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heres a pretty informative thread...rigging

Unfortunatly all the pics have been deleted, I'll see if I can post mine again from my hard drive.

As for drilling without chipping the gel coat, masking tape and sharp bits is all you need!

found the pics in my gallery...

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