[NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: 7/11/2014]
“Since our release of the original StarPort to the USA over two years ago, we have had many customers calling and asking for help replacing their current base with the Railblaza base. Whether they want to make the transfer to gain access to Railblaza’s complete line of accessories or to feel a little safer mounting valuables on their kayak with the slide locking mechanism, the demand has always been there! However, we didn’t have much of a practical solution…until now!” – Bill Bragman, President of Yak Gear Inc.
Many kayaks come equipped with the preexisting external mount bases and rod holders from Scotty, RAM, Cannon, Fish-On, and many other variations of rectangular, four-point installation bases. We get it! This makes it really difficult to add Railblaza bases and accessories to your kayak because the preexisting bases and accessories that you got stuck with are already installed to your kayak! Not anymore!
With the invention of the Railblaza StarPort HD – a rectangular, four-point installation base similar in size to that of Scotty, RAM, Cannon, Fish-On, and many others – you can easily remove and replace your old bases with a Railblaza StarPort HD! Not only does this transition to Railblaza base give you the comfort of the Railblaza ‘slide locking mechanism’ fit to all of the bases and the versatility to effortlessly retask accessories from one base to another, but the transition also opens up your accessibility to Railblaza’s large selection of accessories and limitless rigging possibilities!
“As a line of accessories, Railblaza has always been the new kid on the block! It’s hard to get people to try the now not-so-new line of accessories if they are already using some of the older substitutes. Now in marketing the Railblaza line of products, we can give our loyal customers and fans a realistic and practical way to ease into the Railblaza transition.” – Mark Vlaskamp, Marketing and Media at Yak Gear Inc.
On top of the Railblaza StarPort HD fitting straight into this space that is usually occupied by a Scotty, RAM, Cannon, or Fish-On base, the new Railblaza StarPort HD also is compatible with the same hardware that is currently used to keep your base mounted to your kayak! Other options for installation hardware include rivets, screws/locknuts, and the Railblaza StarPort HD Track Mounting Kit . For more information on track mounting, see the below ‘Track Mounting Notes.’
Even with the new improvements to the StarPort HD, the base stays true to the Railblaza core features: stylish, low profile, based on StarPort design featuring ‘slide locking mechanism’ and compatible with all Railblaza accessories.
“We’re very excited about this product, and are gearing up for big numbers based on the sheer volume of requests we’ve had. On top of that, the tool-free track-mount option gives it that Railblaza versatility.” Ross Pratt, CEO of Railblaza
Track Mounting Notes – The Railblaza StarPort HD can also be centrally mounted on many popular track systems. This comes with the added versatility of tool-free adjustment. Because of the variations of kayak tracks and the different user opinions of tracks, track mounting hardware is sold separately. To learn more about the Railblaza StarPort HD Track Mounting Kit and the installation details, see the separate product listing HERE.
The Railblaza StarPort HD is currently available in limited quantities in North America at your local Railblaza dealer or through Yak Gear. For more information, and a list of Railblaza dealers, go to www.railblaza.com or see Railblaza in use on youtube.com/railblaza.
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