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Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Holder Review' started by billcatfish, Jul 18, 2006.
need your info on rod holders.on a fiberglass boat. any info will help thank for the info
look in the BOC libary and you will find alot of info on different types of rod holders
Here is one (of the several) I made for my glass boat. I got the 4"PVC coupling part out of the library, but made the stand-offs with my own pea-brain. Let me know if you have any questions, should you choose to do something similar.
Thats nice Smitty..you just drilled right into the fiberglass?
Cabelas sells a real nice one that you drill a 2inch hole and it slides in.
So, your pole goes down inside your boat. It is chrome and about 30 bucks each.
Kyle- Yes, but I used bolts, not screws. I had another BOC brother PM me about them, here's a copy of my reply to him:
The round base you see is a 1/2" "floor flange". it has 4 bolt-holes & a 1/2" pipe thread in the center. You can find them in the plumbing section of the local home improvement center or hardware store.
I then took a 1/2" X 6" long black pipe nipple, cut the threads off of 1-end, and welded a 3/8" nut down into the end of the pipe. It may take alittle filing/grinding, but the nut will fit without too much trouble.
A 3/8" X 1" bolt holds the PVC to the stand, and it can still swivel in any direction you want. I painted the bases with black enamel before bolting on the PVC holder, and cut a piece of carpeting I used in the boat into a round shape to fit between the base of the holder & the top of the boat as a cushion.
(PS- I'll add that I may have $5 each & maybe 30 minutes time in each one.)
one thing I would like to add. while at the hardware store buy lock nuts for electric conduit, 1/2, 3/4, inch ect to fit pipe nipple, when placed on the threaded end of pipe and tightened against base will keep the holder from swiveling .