This product did not come with the base as described. I called customer service and was told it does not come with a base. I had to order one seperately at a cost of $26. Had I known this, I would have bought the Sierra kit, which only costs $10 more than the Mallory kit, and it comes with the base. I called Mallory and was told they do ship their kit with a base. It seems to me that iboats is screwing customers. I will not be purchasing any more from iboats.