Finally Built a Rod-Holder Rack

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by BKS72, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Been meaning to do this for a year now, but finally built a rod holder rack for the boat. It's 2 x 2 steel channel, all welded. Not too heavy, but I could probably pull skiers with it if I wanted to:wink:

    It's pretty plain-Jane, the only cool thing about it is that I drilled holes and welded nuts on the bottom of the top rail to take the Driftmasters so I didn't have to fool around with their bases. I'll move the bases to different spots on the boat just to have them in case I want to put a holder somwhere else.

    Thanks,

    Branden
     

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  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    This is the last picture, it's of the way I mounted the rack to the boat. 16" piece of angle. I predrilled it to take 1/4 hardware, set it on the boat, squared it, then drilled through the top rail and through-bolted it with locking hardware.
     

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  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Branden thanks for sharing. You did an excellent job.You are talented. :smile2:
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Nice job there Brandon thanks for sharing
     
  5. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Nice job, gotta like the home-grown ingenuity. Reps for you.
     
  6. adamant

    adamant New Member

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    Nice job there...thanks for sharing
     
  7. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    good job brandon !
    yeah it sure enuff looks stout enough to pull a skier.
    you got a lot of room in your rig , i like the size of the bait tank.
    thanks for shareing .
     
  8. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Went over the motor with mine also. That way you don't lose any room in the back. It works awesome, just got to try mine out last weekend.

    Chrome-Moly Steel, 1 5/8", formed, tig welded, powder coated, set up for driftmasters.

    Gives you a good sense of security at the rear of the boat at night also.:crazy:
     
  9. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    I like it . think I'LL try my hand at one. thanks for the info
     
  10. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm.....could this wind up in the library? Nice job, I'll get this posted in the library soon. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Looks like you have it going on with that rig. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. lebeaux

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    That's a cool rig! Looks like it would be good for fishing flow too.
     
  13. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Lebeaux, I built it primarily for current. I fish the MO river 99% of the time and the current moves on that river. Most of the time we're anchored out casting back with the current and it works great for that. It took a 45# flathead last night with no problems, so I guess I got 'er stout enough:wink: Good Luck!

    Branden
     
  14. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Great set up, it's so nice to know when I get stuck on the drawing board I can jump on here make a few klik's and find just what I needed to know!!!