The Bluewater 360 is made from high grade 316 stainless steel, some internal parts are plaslube ultra wear nylon and Santoprene UV resistance rubber
The Bluewater 360 is made of highly polished 316 stainless steel, it goes through a Passivation process and with care will not rust or corrode. Passivation is the process of treating or coating a metal in order to reduce the chemical reactivity of its surface.
The Bluewater 360 was engineered to stop salt ingression as much as possible and only needs a wash down associated with cleaning the watercraft after being in salt water.
The rod holder has been tested to 70kg of pressure and all production products will be lab tested to acquire line class rating of 60kg/135lb
Yes, the Bluewater 360 will withstand the pressure of the first strike in any trolling position, the rod holder is stronger than any top grade stainless steel holder on the market.
The Bluewater 360 was designed to be maintenance parts wise for a period of up to 5 years, any worn parts can be replaced easily if needed, for sale as a parts kit.
The Bluewater 360 is installed in the same manner as any other flush mount rod holder, positioning is determined by the desired area of rotation of the tube assembly.
The Bluewater 360 in the 30 degree configuration is 144mm / 5.6″ long x 116mm / 4.5″ wide x 218mm / 8.5″ depth with a height above the gunwale of 12mm / .4″
The Bluewater360 rotating rod holder will fit in most narrow gunwales of 120mm / 4.7″, it has a footprint of 116mm X 144mm or 4.5″ x 5.6″
Not likley, unfortunately the 3 fastening holes of all flush mounts are different, sizing of the main hole will need to be increased and new fastening holes applied.
Exploding Fish has a 5 Year manufacturers warranty on all of the stainless parts to the rod holders, both rotating and fixed models.