Experience the latest THRILL RIDE on the Mississippi River!

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by SkipEye, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Come one...Come All

    Experience the thrill of a lifetime on the greatest ride ever seen on the Mississippi River!!!

    Climp to the tippy top of the tallest structure in the area, dwarfing even the famous St. Louis Arch. Place your feet firmly into the 1/2" Driftmasters.

    Take a deep breath as you study the water far below, test your nerves before you jump.

    You'll come to within inches of splashing into the great River before the BUNGEE cord on your ankle whisks you back into the air for the thrill of a lifetime.

    Skippy is going into business!

    John Behiter goes FIRST and rides for FREE!!!!:angry:

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    Just kidding John!:smile2:
     
  2. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    It looks good Darryl, that guy does some nice work. If you get one to break that set up then you should start thinking about a bigger boat.:crazy:
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Wow! Even a basketball goal on the front, cool!:wink:
     
  4. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I just knew that broken down b-ball goal would get me some day. The boys tore it to pieces within a month and I ain't fixin it and nobody will let me throw it away.:angry:

    Doesn't EVERY yard have a broke-dik basketball goal in it nowadays?? Kids don't respect nuthin'. Its an eyesore I tell ya!
     
  5. CATMAN1979

    CATMAN1979 New Member

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    Daryl thats a nice holder you got there, it is about to pretty to get bait guts or catfish slime on it. lol :smile2:
     
  6. Pipe Rat

    Pipe Rat Well-Known Member

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    There must be one just like it for sale in a black powder coated finish:wink: I can personally say I have fished this rig and I know it looks tall in the picture but it's just an illusion. Standing up on the back of the boat, pitch black, current ripping, it's comfortable to have this about waist high to keep the other rods up out of your way while bringing in fish as well as a safety factor to grab onto. Maybe the old one can be modified to fit the "Snatch Cat":smile2:
     
  7. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Looks good D-Skipper-I, That is a nice collection of anchors you have on the pallet also, How long does it take to drill the hole through them :wink: . And yes, I think you are correct about the basket ball pole, LOL.
     
  8. FREESPOOL

    FREESPOOL New Member

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    Do I see brackets on the dash for you TV?!?!?
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Yup them are the 'brackets'. Hopefully I'll get it finished tomorrow.:cool2:
     
  10. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    When we goin fishin in this rascall?
     
  11. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Jer, I say I take a couple days vacation. We'll take both boats and use yours for home base to kick back and relax once in a while. We'll use mine for runnin the river.

    Your a heck of a guy. Make sure the AC is cold and the satellite TV is working.
     
  12. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    Funny you should mention the ac, it need a little charge but it takes r-22
     
  13. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I have a license and some R22.:roll_eyes:

    Now what about that Satellite TV?
     
  14. Blake Waterworth

    Blake Waterworth New Member

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    That is one sweet rod rack,what does something like that cost to have made up, If you dont mind me asking!
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looking good Darryl. Nice set up. When is the drawing. Sign me up. Thanks.
     
  16. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    Hey I am ready when you are let me know when you want to go test out that bad boy rod rack against those big fatty blues at alton.
     
  17. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    I think I will save the picture for future inspiration.:wink:
     
  18. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Theres a LOT more work to it than it looks like for a custom fit to the boat.

    The spuds are machined from thick-walled tubing, then notched and threaded to 1/2-13. Templates made, Tubing bent to exact dimensions and symmetrical. 3/16" plate was laser cut for a clean look with a top and bottom plate both sides.

    ALL material is Stainless Steel and Tig welded.

    It is pretty expensive but should last a lifetime.

    About $250 for the material alone (just the rod rack, not including the Driftmasters) and an additional $325 to the fabricator that machined the parts, bent the tubing and tig welded it all up.

    Worth every penny to me. :wink: