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FIN
02-05-2006, 11:06 AM
HI all
one of my annoyances is rods and poles loose in my boat while fishing or traveling. I went to W-mart and saw a rod saver for $10.00 but wasn't impressed. My duracraft 14' doesn't have a center bench like most. Anyone got any ideas for homemade rod savers?
thanks
FIN

rango
02-05-2006, 11:35 AM
i dont unnerstan what a rod saver is and what it does.

Barnacle Bill
02-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Here is what one of our Virginia members did. http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=13813

FIN
02-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Rango
A rod saver is a device that fastens rods in the boat so they don't flop around or fly out.
Any ideas?
thanks
FIN

mikeg
02-05-2006, 06:55 PM
If you use long poles such as B & M or Walley marshel use 1"pvc pipe handle and all will go in it cap one end and glue it the other end just cap with a T whare you can pull it off.

papasage
02-05-2006, 07:17 PM
don`t know if this will show up . this is smitty`s boat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/papasage/slab%20fest%20blacksher%2006/100_1663.jpg

this is my boat might can`t tell at the angle how it is don.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/papasage/sagefishing.jpg (http://photobucket.com)

Ranger690
02-05-2006, 07:20 PM
Try this. Get a plastic milk crate. Get a 10' stick of pvc pipe from Lowes/Home Depot. Cut pieces about the height of the crate. Tie wrap or screw one piece in each corner. Then one in the middle of each side. Go with just 4 or 8. Now, measure across between the pipe. Go to Walmart and get a weight lifting plate (or 2) that will lay flat inside the crate. It wont tip. Or you can use the crate to hold your anchor. The crate should hold a mushroom style anchor up to 15 pounds.


You can move it all around the boat til you figure out where you might want something permanatly. It also makes a great storage compartment for many things that you want to keep out in close reach.


Dayton

TwainGang
02-05-2006, 08:00 PM
I don't like running around with my rods sticking up in the air like you see some people do. I go through rough terrain on the water and this included low-hanging timber. You can get semi-circular fittings from a hardware store and you can buy small bungee cords. You can space two fittings however far apart you want, depending on space, number of rods, and length of bungee cord you plan on using.- plus you can keep your long poles together from the garage to the lake- as long as your boat has a deck layout that will allow it.

FIN
02-06-2006, 10:52 AM
[QUOTE=TwainGang]You can get semi-circular fittingsQUOTE]

any better description of these fittings?:confused:
What would they normally go to ?
Thanks
FIN

jhook
02-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Twang -- I would be interested in getting a better description of what you are talking about also.

Thanks.

jfraley
02-06-2006, 11:34 AM
I stand the small rods up in holders and lay the longs ones down most of the time. It's not a fishing trip of you go out without getting them tangled up one good time.

TwainGang
02-06-2006, 11:45 AM
I'll see what they are called when I stop in at the hardware store when I get off work. I think a very small hasp eye or decorative hook eye would work- similar to the eyelet seen in the picture on the right- something that won't stick up to high off the surface.
http://www.mascotmetal.com/brass-cabin-hooks.html

Like I said- this works for laying rods down on a deck and to keep them from pouncing around. I got the idea from an overpriced rubber strap I had that eventually rotted and broke. I kept the eyelets mounted and simply replaced the rubber straps with the hook on one end with a bungee cord.

3GIRLSDAD
02-06-2006, 12:20 PM
Along one side of my boat I have two rubber bungee cords spaced about 3-4 ft apart. They are cut to about 10 or 12" long and on the end w/o the hook are fastened to the side of the boat. Unfasten the hook from the top rail,insert rods, fasten the hooks back over the rails. Not real fancy and scratch the rail a little, but a shot of od spray paint every now and then takes care of that. Real cheap, easy, and takes up no space in the boat.

3Gd

SteveJ
02-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Attach strips of Velcro to where ever you wanted and lay your rods in that and close it together. That is if I'm understanding your question correctly.

FIN
02-07-2006, 03:50 PM
Along one side of my boat I have two rubber bungee cords spaced about 3-4 ft apart. They are cut to about 10 or 12" long and on the end w/o the hook are fastened to the side of the boat. Unfasten the hook from the top rail,insert rods, fasten the hooks back over the rails. Not real fancy and scratch the rail a little, but a shot of od spray paint every now and then takes care of that. Real cheap, easy, and takes up no space in the boat.

3Gd
Thats a good idea I think I can use it.
Thanks
FIN:D