Whether its rod holders, gear tracks, cleats, hooks, or electronics, putting it on a Solo Skiff is as easy as it gets. There are two main reasons for this- The deck design, and thickness. The Solo Skiffs flat and uncluttered deck areas allow mounting of just about any type of hardware on the market, anywhere you like it, allowing customization of the skiff to suit what YOU want to do- not what is easy for us too install. Solo Skiffs open uncluttered layout, and lack of hardware is no accident. There are literally hundreds of items available to mount on fishing kayaks and they can all easily be mounted on a Solo Skiff.The Solo Skiff is a DIY rigging dream come true.
The Solo Skiff hull and deck is over half an inch thick which makes hardware mounts of all sorts attach very rigid. Whether you use track mounting, or modular hardware mounts the hulls rigid nature makes any mounting location very stiff and solid. As far as the actual fastening hardware to the Solo Skiff deck goes, there are different options. Tapping type screws, or threaded nut and bolts both work great. Less structural items can be fastened easily with self tap stainless screws. Things that get yanked on hard like a cleat can be through bolted easily given the wide access from the main seat storage hatch. You can reach in and around the cockpit area easily and reach up to put backing plates and nuts on anything be it a base mount for a rod holder, or track mounts, you name it.
Because the modular type mounts allow you to swap out hardware in seconds, going from one kind of rig, to another is simple, and fast. Using the modular base plate mounts from companies like Railblaza, in a few locations, allows you to change your rig according to the fishing your doing that day. Going trolling – add some extra rod holders, or move them around, just going on a ride and a swim, remove them for the day. The rigging is only limited by your imagination and the hardware you choose. You can easily add LED navigation lights (battery powered) that are removable, downrigger mounts, extra rod holders, cleats, paddle clips / holders, fish finders, GoPro/ camera mounts, anything to make your Solo Skiff your dream fishing kayak!
The entire inside of the hull can be accessed from the rear all the way to the front. The front can be accessed by installing an 6” screw in deck plate on the molded in area forward of the logo. (see pic below) This allows you access to install hardware, or store more stuff in the front of the hull. With access in front, you can even add hardware to make the cooler a livewell.
From seating to rod holders to lighting there are tons of options available. Keep it plain and simple or make your Solo Skiff a total custom machine, the option is yours, there is nothing more customizable than a Solo Skiff.
Solo Skiff is thick ! Cutout from forward port mounting area. Solo Skiffs entire hull / deck area is super thick and strong making mounting hardware that much more secure.