I've been wanting to put a rod holder rack over the transom of my boat for a while. Today while I was at the Home Depot I was walking by the plumbing area. I found some things that might work pretty well. I was thinking about using 1/2" galvanized steel pipe with a flush mount looking thing and 90 degree elbows. My question is will the driftmaster rail mounts fit that size pipe? I don't know much about pipe, but I'm pretty sure when they say 1/2" it is inside diameter... anybody know what outside diameters would be? Also, does anyone use the rail mount bases... are they sturdy enough? I think I could make this work and look pretty good, as long as a few details like these work out. Any help would be great, thanks.