Looking for homemade rod holder ideas!!

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by daniel-delarosa, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    I'm trying to figure out a cheap way to put some rod holders in my 14ft V-hull. Any ideas/photo's?
     
  2. Martin Rhodes

    Martin Rhodes New Member

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    These work the best I've found. :wink:
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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  4. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    These are made out of 4inch pvc. with 6 inch 3/8 in. carriage bolts. covered with black nylon tubing. Pvc is slotted so they will adjust up or down as well as side to side. Bases are ceiling flanges bought at Lowes. They can be mounted just about anywhere. If you use a round bar for the back you can use split ring pipe hangers for the mounts instead of ceiling flanges. I'm using the split rings on my bow rails. You can get a piece of flat steel, sqaure tubing or even a 2X4 to mount across the back of your boat. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103349&page=3
     
  5. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    I don't think he meant that kind of rod! :tounge_out: :eek:oooh:

    It sure looks like it would work well though!
     
  6. Pip

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    A guy I know got a piece of schedule 40 PVC pipe, the width of his boat and with a hole saw, drilled 2" holes every foot the whole way through the PVC. He bolted the Pipe to his gunnels so that the holes would have about a 40 degree angle when he stuck the rods in through the holes. He mounted this across the back of the boat. Total cost. free once he found the PVC pipe.
     
  7. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    w. o. w.:smile2:
     
  8. tunnel hull

    tunnel hull New Member

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    I heard that!!!:wink:
     
  9. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i'm gonna get rid of the one's i have and pick up a few of those :wink:
     
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  11. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    i was thinkin that too.. were catfisherman.. pretty low budget... i couldnt afford one of those, let alone 6-10 :eek:oooh:
     
  12. lendog

    lendog New Member

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  13. Barry Nelson

    Barry Nelson New Member

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    Whats one of those rod holders run or should I ask whats a divorce run :smile2:
     
  14. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Check out Bobby Lees rod holders he made! There as nice and cheap as they come!
     
  15. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Wouldn't mind having a couple of those on my boat...... would be hard to get any fishing done, what with all the drooling and staring.
     
  16. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Check out our library. You'll find quite a few different designs, in both metal and PVC.
     
  17. outdoorX

    outdoorX New Member

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    take 1/4 inche rod and bend some drift masters out of it. make sure your rod that goes from the 1/4 inch to the boat is 3/8 inch and about 3 inches long on the end weld a 3/8 inch blot. then take a nut and weld it to a small steel plate. 1 inch by 2. make sure that you leave a bolt in the nut when you make it. so the nut dosent change on the inside. drill to small holes on each side of the nut in the plate so you can screw the plate to the boat and mount it to the boat. add a wing nut to your rod holder and screw the holder into the mount then just tighten your wingnut down to position your holder where you want it.. you can bend your holders by hand. i made 3 in 30 minutes. best thing is if you aint got the right angle you can bend them some to get that perfect angle.