Hobie now offers Scotty Flush and Deck/Side mounts standard with a backing plate and stainless steel fasteners. This improvement simplifies the installation process and adds structural support to your Scotty gear. The backing plate is made with rugged engineering grade nylon and features molded-in nut inserts with pre-installed stainless Nylock nuts and includes fasteners to go along with it. We’ve done the work for you; no more tracking down hardware or hassling with loose nuts and washers inside the hull.
The benefits of reinforcing Scotty mounting bases with a backing plate include:
Added structural support and confidence in those heavy-duty applications such as trolling, down rigger fishing, mounting larger fish finder units, etc.
Increased strength and ruggedness.
Decreased stress on the hull of your kayak.
Ease of installation; no tracking down hardware or fumbling with nuts and washers. It’s all included!