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Liveaboard74
05-29-2014, 05:04 PM
First go round making these things so if I did them all wrong it came out not half bad and its room enough for me to be comfortable in the seat so the GF will have all the room she needs.
We're going to be trolling more than anything else so built the rod platform out of PVC and the holders themselves are PVC.
Gave it a little more solid structure with some electric angle and shes as sturdy as a rock. GF is going to be working those 6 on the back so I know we're going to laugh ourselves silly getting the pattern down about the first time a school of white perch hit all 6 at one time. We're looking forward to it. LOL
Figured I give you guys something to laugh at tonight anyway. :)

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NIMROD
05-29-2014, 05:17 PM
They look good. I use the hole cut outs for washers and use wing nuts to make them easily adjustable.

bkgooch
05-29-2014, 05:38 PM
sweet good idea

Cray
05-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Nice setup. Looks pretty sturdy and very functional

Nodnarb
05-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Looks great! I may eventually have to make something similar.

Liveaboard74
05-29-2014, 07:14 PM
They look good. I use the hole cut outs for washers and use wing nuts to make them easily adjustable.
I thought about that. Already had the wing nuts in the bag and thought about a SS lock washer with a SS locking nut to finish it out. . That way by not tightening it all the way it always keeps itself snug. Hoping so anything. Will let you guys know but did add a 9/16 wrench to the mini tool kit just in case. :)
3/8th Stainless 3" stove bolt fits the holder slots, once inch washer under the holder then another one inch washer on the bottom, lock washer then the lock nut. Finished up 7 new rods and we're going to see what we can get into tomorrow evening just before dark.

kickingback
05-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Good idea and looks good. Two fers!

Tracker123
05-29-2014, 07:17 PM
I can tell you put a lot of thought into that, with the reinforcements, elbows involved, etc. Impressed with the actual rod holders you cut as well. Very nice, should suit you well. You should be proud of it. Thanks for posting - and, welcome to crappie.com from Louisiana!

BoarBuster
05-29-2014, 07:29 PM
I like it. I think thats is a very good design.

MrGoodtime
05-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Looks good....but, might want to enlarge the rod holder where the butt of the rod goes, will make it alot easier to reach and grab a pole a lot faster

Liveaboard74
05-29-2014, 07:42 PM
I can tell you put a lot of thought into that, with the reinforcements, elbows involved, etc. Impressed with the actual rod holders you cut as well. Very nice, should suit you well. You should be proud of it. Thanks for posting - and, welcome to crappie.com from Louisiana!
Thank you sir and she don't move I can assure you and everything but the rod holders themselves I built. Wanted to keep the weight light and found 8 for 32 dollars already cut on e bay.
Wish I was that good but have to give that credit to someone else on that one. :cheers2
E by item number below.


eBay item number:
191187918926



Looks good....but, might want to enlarge the rod holder where the butt of the rod goes, will make it alot easier to reach and grab a pole a lot faster
Thanks for the tip. Really. Tomorrow is day one so anything you guys think about that would make the trips easier fire away. We both have a lot to learn and more than willing to listen to anything. It can only get better from here. ;)

usafret99
05-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Looks great

eagle 1
05-29-2014, 08:28 PM
IF IT WILL PUT A BAIT WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO IT WILL WORK . GOOD JOB .:twocents

Marcd
05-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Those are great
Good job

tcounty
05-29-2014, 09:07 PM
I made pole holders like that fro pulling cranks. They are over 10 years old and still working fine

stormcloud
06-01-2014, 11:29 AM
It looks a lot better than the first one I made. I think I redesigned my first one about six times. What you have will work just fine but I bet you will find things about it that you will probably like to change. That start and a few years will get you where you want to be. On the good days, it's hard to beat. On the bad days, it makes you appreciate the good days.

skeetbum
06-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Those look real good. The holders themselves aren't that hard to make but some tools make it much easier. They don't look slimy though.

jaxsprat
06-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Very nice job......

Ranger Bob
06-03-2014, 10:16 AM
I like your mounting base. looks sturdy. Let me know how your rod holders work for you. Bob.