Homemade rodholder pictures

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by copycat, May 18, 2006.

  1. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Great idea I found while exploring the library on the BOC. So I made my own holders and it's easy, cheap and they work great. Used 4" pvc couplers and regular 1 1/2 pvc and bolted to the gunnel.
     

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  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Nice rod holders ya got there!
     

  3. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    I saw them too.....pretty slick set-up!

    Smitty
     
  4. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Now That Looks Really Good, I Feel Bad I Spent My $$ @ Cabelas Already
    :roll_eyes: Elliot
     
  5. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Tom Thats o k for a rod holder, but the reel handles are on the wrong side..........:lol: ........just kidding..........
     
  6. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice rodholders they look like they will work GREAT! There is only one thing I noticed in your pictures the doggon boat is to CLEAN.You need to get some Catfish slime on it. Or was I ale only one who noticed that, Just kidding tom It"s a real nice setup. Bigcatman0816.
     
  7. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Copycat,if you cut a slot longways in the bottom of that holder it can be adjusted for different angles. Only problem is you'ld have to make a bracket of some kind to bolt it to your gunnel.

    whatever it takes

    Cheez
     
  8. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    Got 6 of them put on my boat today, I really like them! I have a glass boat, and needed to raise them up a bit.

    I got some 1/2" floor flanges, and some 1/2"X6" black nipples. I cut the threads off 1 end of the nipple & ground a 3/8" nut to fit inside the pipe, and welded it in place, flush with the end of the pipe. Painted everything, mounted the flanges to the boat (using a piece of carpet as a "gasket" between the flange & boat), drilled a 3/8" hole in the proper spot in the bottom of the coupling, dropped a 1"X3/8" bolt & flatwasher into it, screwed the nipple into the flange & it's done.

    Good thing is I can simply unscrew them to remove them, and I can rotate then a few degrees either way. I also may make a lantern holder I can screw inplace of a rodholder.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/junk/Boat/RodHolder.jpg

    Smitty
     
  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Looking Good Tom" - Thanks for sharing. :0a23:

    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
     
  10. Quackcephus

    Quackcephus New Member

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    Lookin' good... let us know how they work out for ya
     
  11. heeler

    heeler New Member

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    Congratulations on your new boat.thanks for idea on rod holder
     
  12. Jedicazador

    Jedicazador New Member

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    Great idea! how have they held up after all this time?
     
  13. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    nice holders
     
  14. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

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    You could probably do the same version of that ,,useing an old drive shaft from a truck. I'm sure it wouldn't cost much from a junk yard and you got enough length to make a couple. might be stronger in cold weather ??
    glad you posted the pics and ideal ,,:cool2:
     
  15. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Great ideas, both of em, thanks for posting
     
  16. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    how much $$$ you got in those holders just wondering:big_smile:
     
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  17. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Looks like a fair recreational holder. 4 inch PVC ain't cheap, and will get brittle in time in the UV rays.

    Bill in SC