Applications - Down Riggers
Down riggers are probably the most popular use of the V-Lock after trolling motors. In all customer submitted examples shown here the V-Lock aluminum base was used. The starboard V-Lock base is not recommended for down riggers.
These were sent in from a customer in British Columbia who mounted two electric down riggers on a classic Bertram.
Nice action shot!
Nice Pacific Sunset!
Here is a V-lock used for a down rigger on a kayak:
This one sent in from a V-Lock customer in Australia.
These are from a customer in Chicago. Note, that it not a V-Lock wedge, but it gave us the idea for the wedge....
Here is a nice down rigger install mounted on an aluminum skiff in Tromso Norway. So the V-Lock has been tested above the Arctic circle..
Note that there is no reason that down riggers need to be on a level surface to function properly.
One more observation from the next two pictures: it doesn't matter so much if the entire down rigger base is on the V-Lock insert. It can hang over a bit as long as the bolt pattern is supported.
This customer gets the idea and uses the V-Lock for a lot of applications, including the down rigger.
Here is a Cannon down rigger on a Reinnel ski boat. The V-Lock can make a pleasure boat a fishing boat and vice-versa!
Down rigger on a World Cat using the V-Lock.
I think these are called Big Jon down riggers.
Here is a plain Cannon downrigger base on a bent insert. So simple!
Here is a Scotty electric
Here are down riggers on a ski boat.
We have a lot more pictures, but you get the idea.
Check out the Customer Spotlight pages and you can find some more.