The slide tracks make a great place to attach rod holders for trolling with the rod at a right angle to the kayak, and also for drift fishing and when fishing at anchor. Using the slide tracks means that you don't have to drill the kayak for installation. The position of a rod holder can easily be adjusted during a session and then removed at the end of a session. The slide tracks are compatible with Railblaza, RAM and Scotty track mount products.
The Railblaza StarPort Tracmount Kit can be used to attach a Railblaza Rod Holder 2 or Rod Holder R to the slide tracks. Extenders could be used to raise the position of the rod to keep a long rod butt clear of the centre hatch.
There is space beside the flush mount rod holder to mount a 1.5" Ram Ball, which can then be used to attach a Ram Tube or other Ram rod holder.
As shown above various mounts will fit onto the centre hatch lid. Fish Finders usually come with a mount that can be bolted straight onto the kayak but often people will upgrade to more flexible mounting options so that you aren't left with a large chunky mount attached to the kayak when its not in use. Two popular options are available from Ram and Railblaza as shown below.
Probably the most popular option is to use a Ram mount for mounting a fish finder head unit. The Ram ball and socket technology gives all but infinite adjustments angles to get the perfect view of the screen and this is what i will be using on my Rytmo. This mount involves bolting a Ram Ball with round base onto the kayak. This then connects to the unit via a double socket arm either using a specific adaptor ball that plugs into the back of the unit or by mounting the original unit mount onto a mounting plate that has a ball incorporated onto it. Smaller units (3"-5" screens) will usually work off a 1" ball system with larger heavier units (5"+ screens) requiring a more secure 1.5" ball system. At the end of a session you can simply detach the double socket arm leaving just the 1" ball on the kayak.
Below shows a Lowrance Hook 3x mounted to the Rytmo Centre Hatch Lid using a 1" ball system specific to the Hook series that plugs straight into the back of the unit (part number: RAM-B-101-LO11). I will be mounting my Raymarine Dragonfly in this position using a similar mount specific to the Dragonfly series.
Below shows a Ram 1.5" Quick Release Track Base being used to fit a Lowrance Hook 3x and Hook 5 unit to the slide tracks on the RTM Rytmo, using the double socket arm and adaptor ball from the RAM-B-101-LO11 mount.
Handheld GPS Units and Phones
Both Ram and Railblaza based rod rest system could equally be attached to slide track mounted bases and this would allow for the whole system to be removed at the end of a session.
Camera Poles, Light Poles and Flags
Rigging my Rytmo
If you have any questions about rigging a RTM Rytmo, please comment below and i will try my best to answer.