Well i finally built me a river rack for striper and cats, i used 1/4" angle aluminum for the rack and 1/8" for the legs with one support on each side, everything is bolted (if i had a tig welder and some know how i would have much rather welded it) but i believe the bolts will hold just find. It seems pretty solid and since i keep about 50% drag when im bottom fishing it shouldnt be a problem. Ive got about $40 in the aluminum and $10 in the stainless hardware, i had 3 driftmasters and had to buy 3 more for about $45 so ive got a little under $100 in it. I guess not bad compared to what it costs for some of the pre-fab models i see for sale today well over $250. Ready to try it out on the striper here soon since big cat season is winding down..