Original post made by Jim Gilbert(Drifter) on April 24, 2002 Several posts were combined to make this one. Who was it bragging about PVC a while back? Somebody (Loop, Jtrew, Corn?) was tinkering with mounting a board on the boat and PVC holders on the board? Well, I need 6 more rod holders on my boat and now I'm not willing to pay the price for the driftmasters, so I started tinkering with a way to build some rod holders that have a quick release feature like the expensive ones. I think I've come up with something -- now I have to figure the best way to mount them. This holder has quick release (grab rod setting hook and rod comes right out of holder). Multiple screw mount holes make it adjustable (angle wise). CAN'T beat the cost --- 3" of 4"dia heavy duty PVC ($0.25) and one stainless steel screw. There are 3 images below. The images show several things: -- Until they have proven themselves, I didn't want to put tons of screws into my boat, so I borrowed an idea from another board member and put them on a treated 2 x 4 and mounted the 2 x 4 to the boat. Now I've decided that since it is so easily removed, I may just keep it this way. -- The 2 x 4 is bolted down to 2 existing Driftmaster bases (No new holes in the boat). -- I said the holders were quick release, but that is only true if you put the rods in the way I have shown. If you stick them down in all the way they won't release so quickly. Another board member is sending me a modification that may help that situation. -- Kutter mentioned in IE that he installs multiple Cabela QuickDraw bases and the uses the QuickDraw holders in whatever places he needs them. I still believe Kutter is doing it the right way. As I can afford it, I may move to that configuration. -- I WAS NOT KIDDING ABOUT ADDING 10 HOLDERS -COUNT THEM!. DRIFTER TEMPLATE FOR DRIFTER'S ROD HOLDERS (Can be modified to fit your size requirements) A Tool that You Will Likely Need I have sincerely enjoyed the interest you all have displayed in this rod holder design... I thank you. P.S. If there any engineers (or other smart people) on this site that patent and or get even close to rich off this design I WANT HALF!