Green stick on a Grady

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Has anyone put a green stick on a Grady that would be willing to share how they mounted the stick to the boat? I am debating putting one on my 265 express. Thanks for your help.
 

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A single center rigger is a popular configuration in some parts. It allows you to get 1 squid rig back and up... Used to be popular on cape cod
 

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Has anyone put a green stick on a Grady that would be willing to share how they mounted the stick to the boat? I am debating putting one on my 265 express. Thanks for your help.
Just curious where you are fishing that you feel you need a green stick? Seems to me that it might be a little much for a boat that size, especially when you consider the need for the electric motor/reel. I agree that a center rigger might be an option for you. I mounted a 15 footer on my hardtop and can run one high and one lower down the center.
 

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Just curious where you are fishing that you feel you need a green stick? Seems to me that it might be a little much for a boat that size, especially when you consider the need for the electric motor/reel. I agree that a center rigger might be an option for you. I mounted a 15 footer on my hardtop and can run one high and one lower down the center.
yep, a lot more fun reeling them in on a TLD2 than winching them in on a bandit with 400# mono.
 

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Just curious where you are fishing that you feel you need a green stick? Seems to me that it might be a little much for a boat that size, especially when you consider the need for the electric motor/reel. I agree that a center rigger might be an option for you. I mounted a 15 footer on my hardtop and can run one high and one lower down the center.
Tend to agree, usually on much larger seagoing boats. Not that it can't be on a GW.... Would be a head turner for sure.
 
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Thanks for all the posts,

My plan was not to use an electric reel set up but just have the mainline on an international and then have 3-5 rods attached to the mainline that would break away and you could fight on a much smaller reel.

I know there is a 27-30ft freedom in my area that has a green stick on the boat. I was just wondering on the base mount as my plan is to make the base removable.
 

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Just be careful with the hardtop. Not the strongest design (balsa cored). Grady doesn't even recommend a raft up there . You'll have to reinforce it if mounted up there.
 
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My version, its all custom that I put together. It tows a specially rigged 80w with 4 droppers and a mini bird at the end. The tip sits 34ft from the water line and uses a tagline with release clip similar to an outrigger. I dont attempt to stack fish like a commercial setup instead I'm happy to get a single bite and have it release.

Also, I don't leave it up but instead I can put it up when I get offshore, it would be way to much stress to run with it up.
 

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A pic of the mount close up would be nice to see.
I will try to take one tonight for you. Meanwhile I found this now. This is with my standard center rigger in place, it uses a tractor pin on hold it in the aluminum holder. I have no problem riding through rough seas with the standard center rigger up there, but I am not risking it with that big stick. boat [1600x1200].jpg