Hey... looking for any assistance in locating 12" downrigger extensions to my manual downriggers (Uni-5 or 10). I have a Lowe Roughneck 18' duck boat but have rigged it up for trolling w/ downriggers. Because the back of the boat is so low to the water, I'm basically working on my knees each time I have to interact with the downrigger.
I've called Cannon, searched ebay and called about 20 local marine shops with no luck. The closest I've found is on the Cannon site but even then only provides a 6" lift (see the Cannon product here - http://store.cannondownriggers.com/prod
... r_Pedestal). I purchased two Scotty 12''' extensions (THAT product is found here - http://www.scotty.com/fishing-gear-equi
I feel like I need to modify the Scotty's and drill through the metal plates to get what I want but wanted to check this good ol' reliable forum before doing so. Any thoughts?
Here's the boat...