Your CastMate™ comes fully assembled, V2.0 requires some assembly. You have the ability to place the various features for maximum convenience and accessibility. The CastMate™ and the CastMate™ Pro are press fit without adhesives or rivets to allow for full disassembly for packing or storage. Review the instructions below to learn the safest and easiest way to disassemble for arrangement as needed. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Assembly & Disassembly Instructions
Step-by-step instructions on how to properly assemble of disassemble the CastMate™ frame.
Gently pull the upper cross piece while securing the lower piece. You may find a side-to-side motion is helpful.
The rod holders are interchangeable and the adjustable tees can be repositioned, as needed to either the upper or lower frames.
When relocating the adjustable tee it is important to not damage the compression fittings. Inserting the frame tubing as shown will protect the internals of the adjustable tee.
WARNING: All adjustable tees have twist lock fingers inside and care must be taken to not damage by improperly inserting aluminum frames and mounts or by over tightening. It is recommended to fully unscrew the collar BEFORE inserting the frame to ensure the fingers are properly aligned.
Polypropylene Strap Assembly and Set Screw
All CastMate™ Systems come with the recommended option to secure using the included polypropylene straps and hardware. Polypropylene webbing is a soft, flexible fabric of woven fibers. Made from thermoplastic resins, this versitile material is perfect for outdoor use due to it’s UV resistance and waterproof fibers. Polypropylene webbing is faster drying, won’t stretch like Nylon webbing can, and is more resistant to acid, alkaline, oil and grease.
Weave the polypro strap [Included] over the frame as shown. Form a loop using the slip on ring and secure the top and bottom frames of the CastMate™ wherever needed.
Adjustable Straps for V2.0
Weave the polypro strap [Included] over the frame as shown. Form a loop using the slip on ring and secure the top and bottom frames of the CastMate™ V2.0 wherever needed.
You can use reusable hook & loop tape [included in black, shown in white for detail] if preferred.
Weave the polypro strap as shown to form the fully adjustable clasp.
The photo shows tag end of the strap inserted into clasp. Close to secure.
V2.0 Placement of set screws
CastMate™V2.0 #4 SS set screws. #1 Phillips Driver ONLY! Do Not Over Tighten.
CastMate™ Adjustable Tees fit right on the Creek Company ODC frame allowing direct attachment of all accessories
Adjustable Tee Detail
CastMate™ Adjustable Tee detailed view of previous step.
Set Screws for V2.0
The photo shows the placement of 4 [four] #4 Stainless Steel set screws. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
YakMate Assembly and Set Screw
All YakMate bodies are three part assemblies to secure the aluminum rod to your kayak or canoe. Because each manufacturer recommends their own means of attaching to their crafts, we do not supply hardware for this. However, we do supply a marine grade, tri-fold rivet for this purpose if you need them. See products page.
Carefully select the placement of your YakMate mounting hardware before fully setting all screws. Carefully consider allowances for adjustable tees, clearance for rod holders and mounts. Repeated loosening of cap set screws may diminish their holding capabilities.
Set Screws for YakMate cap
The photo shows the placement of 4 [four] #4 Stainless Steel set screws. Use a #1 Phillips head screwdriver to install. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!