Frequently asked questions
We rivet a unique stamped number plate to all Rupprigger series outriggers. The plate is located about 18” up from the bottom of the outrigger, on the main base tube. It is important to have this number available when calling to order replacement parts like cables, spreaders or replacement tube sections. Older “hard to read” plates are easier to read when wet. Note: Rupp Top Gun outriggers do NOT have serial number tags.
Yes! Rupp Standard Lift-Out, Tournament or BiggRigg series outriggers can be refitted with any of our PowerRigger packages.
We ship internationally almost every day of the week. Small outriggers such as our Top Gun series can ship either UPS or Priority Mail, we typically work directly with the customer to select the most economical shipping method. Large outriggers ship in 10-15 foot boxes and must ship via truck (LTL) shipments. We work with a number of carriers and shop to find the most economical shipping method. Large outrigger box shown below being prepared for transit.
These numbers were derived using a common “fish scale”.
Yes! See our support section for the most commonly referenced diagrams; others can be emailed to you by requesting them via phone or email. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the serial number riveted to the base of your outrigger, see question#1 above for location.
Our experience is that the re-anodizing process is cost prohibitive. Additionally, even if the outriggers can be fully disassembled they are often hard to get back together once they are reanodized due to the tolerance changes associated with re-anodizing.
This is ultimately for you to negotiate with the installer and will depend on factors such as boat location, make, model and type of outrigger system. A rule of thumb is around $1000-$1,500 for large outriggers and $800-$900 for Top Gun products depending on how much labor is involved, outrigger ready boats can be considerably less. Hydraulic outrigger installations are typically only quoted after looking at the boat. For a list of approved installers please contact Rupp Marine at (772)286-5300.
We supply detailed installation instructions with each shipment. Our large outriggers require some expertise and basic tools; most prefer to have it done professionally.
Rupp Top Gun (T-top mounted) products can be easily installed, especially if the boat comes pre-rigged with a mounting plate
We are always looking for well established companies, especially those that offer installation services. We have openings in a few key domestic and International markets. Find a Rupp dealer application form here, or call and we can email you one.
No, Rupp Marine is the product manufacturer. We have a list of installation partners and dealers in your area who can install our product for you. We have traveling dealers who will pick up the product from our factory deliver, and install it for you. Email email@example.com for an up-to-date listing.
Rupp Top Gun poles are designed to FIT INTO a 1.5” ID tube. Rupp poles can be sleeved to fit virtually any outrigger base currently available on the market. Advise our customer service department when placing your order, or select your base type from the drop down menu when ordering online.
Yes! All of our outrigger systems are built-to-order, so making slight modifications to fit a unique application can almost always be accommodated.
Yes. You can purchase products from our entire catalog directly from the factory by calling 772-286-5300 or 866-477-2678. A partial catalog of parts are available for purchase online by clicking the “online store” tab on our website header. Large “spreader style” outriggers are only available for purchase by contacting Rupp directly.
The main differences are the outside tube diameters, overall length and number of spreaders available. See our Rupprigger section of the website for more detailed information.
We recommend telescoping poles for individuals who:
a) Frequently trailer their boat.
b) Utilize rack storage.
c) Frequently remove outriggers for any reason.
d) Frequently utilize their vessels for uses other than fishing.
e) Frequently run at high speeds over long distances.
We have outriggers that will fit any size boat. Contact Rupp customer service via phone or email. You can also click here for some general guidance.
We have an extensive database from over 35 years of fitting our products to various vessels. We make our determination based on several factors.
a) Make, model and size of vessel.
b) Fishing location.
c) Your specific fishing style.
We recommend you reference our product selector page and call Rupp to discuss what product best suits you and your boat.
Manufacturers, producers and importers of sport fishing products such as rod holders, outriggers, downriggers and various other related products are responsible for collecting and paying Federal Excise Tax (FET) upon the sale of such goods. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services administers the wildlife and sport fish restoration programs and distributes funds to State fish and wildlife resource agencies. To find out if you qualify for an export exemption visit the irs.gov website or call (772) 286-5300 to discuss with Rupp Marine customer service.
There are many brands of “ceramic nano coatings” currently on the market, most of these coatings have similar chemistry. The variation comes in how the surface is prepared and how the product is applied. Properly applied ceramic coating can improve the life of the anodizing by forming a ceramic barrier on top of the factory anodizing. However, if the coating is not applied correctly it can damage cables, leave streaks and flake off. Should you decide to protect your outriggers with a ceramic coating we recommend that you choose a reputable company that is familiar with how to coat outriggers. Contact Rupp for list of experienced companies.