Need some suggestions please for boating

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by RiverKing, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    I have a 16 foot riverking bomber boat with a 35 horse evinrude, i have two swivel seats in the back of it, so i can fish out of the back of the boat while fishing in the river, i have 6 berkely quickset rod holders mounted across the back (on the gas tank/battery lid, and then the others mounted on the livewell lid)..Well when i stand up, the poles are only at knee level..I would like to build something across the back of the boat to mount my rod holders on that is easily removable, so i can take it off when im not fishing..I would like the holders to be at least to waist level , maybe higher....Any suggestions or pics would be really helpful..Thanks
     
  2. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    matt, browse the library man. very good invetions in there from your brothers.
     

  3. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Here is what I built for my boat. I think it's along the lines of what you are talking about.
     

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  4. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    I think dexsrus was what you are looking for


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  5. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Looks like you struck gold Matt, theres some more in the history.
     
  6. reel pleasure

    reel pleasure New Member

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    PVC!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Theres a couple good ones in the library,I made one and werks great!
    With all the elbows and T's available ya can build it to suit yer needs.I'm plannin on incorporatin a cutting board on mine,can't wait.

    Talk about easily removable,affordable,and possibly even adorable.
     
  7. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Thanks alot guys, you really helped me, and im in the process of building on now...Ill let you know how it turns out
     
  8. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Dave: that is a great looking job on the holder for the holders.
     
  9. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    duxsrus, What/how did you mount that to your boat..Id really like to see pics of the mounts if ya got em...
     
  10. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    I've posted these before on another thread, but here's some pics of mine.
     
  11. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    I'm getting ready to leave for work right now but I'll snap a pic of the mount and post it up here this evening.
     
  12. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Well, better late than never. LOL Here's pics of the mounts.
     

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  13. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Thanks!.. That bracket on the side, attached to the boat. You weld that on ??

    Im trying to come up with some better rod holders for my boat. I've made some PVC ones, but I am not happy at all with them. My mounts are a pain in the rumpass, and they look pretty cheesy for my taste.. I really like the looks of yours, and I think I can modify it to what I need... It's Just I have no welder hehe..
     
  14. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    They're screwed to the boat but the two pieces of aluminum that make up the mount are welded together, if that's what you mean. This setup is the third one I've made and no two are alike. Every boat just needs a different setup. Cutting all the pieces is the real pain in the butt, the welding didn't take me that long. If you could get the metal and cut everything yourself, a welder shouldn't charge that much to put it all together.
     
  15. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    I was going to ask what the electrical wiring was for, but after looking at the pics a 2nd time I noticed the lighting....pretty slick set-up!

    Smitty