DRC's Rod Storage System

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  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Original post made by Darryl Carter(DRC) on April 11, 2005

    i got tired of leaning poles in available corners in our laundry room and wife wasn't thrilled about it either so with scrap materials
    ive made a prototype that i will redo with nicer wood and more craftsmanship at a later date.
    but for now the gear is up off the floor and out of the corners heres a few pics of the project
    my son and i slapped together tonite .
    its not much to look at but it serves its purpose and it was practally free
    the foam was out of a water heater box they pack
    with the new ones its nice thick material
    i just cut 1 inch thick donuts half each of them
    and cut the halfs to make them thinner as the pic shows below .
    after inserting the strips into the rod tip slots
    i secured them with a short drywall screw.
    its temp. so if you take your time you could glue them in place . i need to drop the height of the top section down about 8 inches or so to accomodate a couple 5'6" ultralite setups we got .
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    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    heres some info hope it helps let me know if you need addition info and i'll be glad to help
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    my pistolgrip poles dont fit in the 1 3/4 holes
    but i only have a couple and they kind of sit in place i might bore them out but plan on remakeing a new one also if you can tell by the pics the 4 inch spread is just enough but you might want to increase it by a 1/2 inch or more to keep them from touching 4 inch spread works fine for me as you can see there are wider abus
    in there and they fit fine .also the 3/4 pipe insulation (black foam) you can get at hardware stores may work better ,at least quicker as all you have to do is cut the donuts and go but
    i had the other stuff sitting there and went ahead and used it.
    <OOo<Darryl
    additional info :
    the overall height placement from the top of my
    upper rack to to top of my lower rack is 54"
    but it needs to be 8 inches less due to my shorter ultralite rods so 46" from top to top
    would accomodate most all setups ... mine anyhow.
    adjust yours to fit your needs
     
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    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    here's a little add on info
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