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    When not using the rod holders on our DLV 218, is there some way to plug them so water doesn't get into the console storage area?

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    Dunno. I use a console cover. You can buy cork in almost every size imaginable so find some that fits and use them. I'd lash 3 together for each side to make it easier to keep them together though.

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    tennis ball or something like it might keep most of the water out
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    This is a common problem for fishing kayaks - I know my wilderness sysems tarpon came with big rubber plugs for my rod holders. They have ropes down the middle so you can attach them to something so you don't lose them when not in use. You should be able to find some on kayak fishing equipment sites.

    Logzilla's solution was to create a plumbing system - e.g. he ran tubing from the bottom of all the holders and that empties into the center channel drain hole in the bottom of the console. You might be able to talk him into posting some pics if he hasn't already posted here.

    Personally, I'm removing my holders from the console altogether and covering that area with starboard. For one, I need that space under the console to mount plywood so I can mount some electronics, second I need to keep that area dry, and third they are useless to me w/ a t-top (diameter to small for me to even use them for nets, hook, pole, etc.).
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    Thank you all for the good suggestions. Now just have to decide which one will be best!

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    I made some out of 1' PVC & 1 1/4' caps.
    I cut 6" sections and glued the caps on.
    The rod holders are slightly tapered so 6" is just about right for them to fit nice a snug. Any longer though and they're kind of hard to remove. Any shorter and they're a little too lose.

    Less than $10 and you just remove them as needed per rod / reel.

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