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    Default Homemade T-bars

    I've been toying with the idea of giving spider rigging a shot. I took on a small project this summer, '79 Skeeter SS-7, that was destined for the dump ground. My idea was to revive this old girl and make her into a crappie catching machine, not exactly on a budget, but with as little money invested as possible. Unless it will transfer to another boat that I plan to start on this spring. So spending $150 plus on a spider rig, that Im not sure I will use any length of time or not, is out of the question.

    Heres what I came up with.
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    2- 20"x1"square tubing
    2- 16"x1 1/2"x1/4" flat
    2- 12" x 7/8" all thread
    4- 7/8" nuts
    2- 5/16"x1" bolts
    2- 1/2" wing nuts
    6- 7mm x 30mm? Bolts w/nuts
    6- cheap rod holders

    I had the square tubing, flat metal, bolts and nuts on hand.
    Total cost for the rest of the supplies ~ $40

    It's not the prettiest, its not the best diy spider rig, but for my needs it's very functional. Simple to setup and take down, adjustable and sturdy.
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    Great job ...!!!

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    Nice DIY looks good.
    Be safe and good luck fishing

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    Those will work just as good as any

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    how far apart should rod holders attatched on a homemade T bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by first shirt View Post
    how far apart should rod holders attatched on a homemade T bar
    I believe that on a 24" wide bar, holding 4 rod holders, that each holder would be approx. 7" apart (center to center) ... as line counter reels are 6" wide (left plate to end of handles) and spinning reels are around 4-5" wide, so you'd need that much separation to allow the reels to all be pointing forward (generally) during the use of the holders for Spider Rigging purposes.

    Disclaimer : the reel widths mentioned were taken from my reels & may not reflect the widths of other sizes/brands of reels.

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    Good looking fab work
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    That looks like it will work just fine.


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    wish my welds looked like that!

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