removable rod rack

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by flathead_hunter, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    a friend and i built my rod rack a few weeks back.. we used 2x3 alluminum for it.. topped it off with 2 55 watt lights on the back and 2 blacklights..
    we installed a power point in my boat so we could unhook it when not using it. the lights are ran off 2 different switches.. all the wirring was ran inside holder1.jpg

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  2. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    here are a few more pictures of it holder6.jpg

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  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Some good redneck engineering there. Thanks!!
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing a neat set up. I can see you put a lot of planning into it.
     
  5. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    That is pretty high speed.

    I like the built in lights :wink:
     
  6. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Got plans for it? If so, I'll put it in the library if you would like. Very nice rod rack. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. bigBB

    bigBB Member

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    that is really nice, any interest in building one to sell?
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Nice rack, I need to copy that.
     
  9. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Jr, that's one of the nicer homemade racks I've seen on here. Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Really like how you ran the wiring inside the tubing.
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Nice Rack for sure. Looks good:wink:
     
  11. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    Nice rack, . I think catfishermen are some of the best in modifying boats. :)
     
  12. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Good lookin' rack there JR. Nice job on it. Let us know how it works out for ya...
     
  13. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    I'd have to agree, that is one of the better looking ones I've seen. Let us know how you like the light system. Good work.
     
  14. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    that what i like about this site , the people, great idea we re bulding a boat and thats a good thing to incorperate on it thanks :cool2:
     
  15. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    Nice job! What was the total cost of the build? Did you weld that yourself or pay to have it welded?
     
  16. catfishcrazee

    catfishcrazee Member

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    thats a good 1, nice work there
     
  17. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    very nice, what was total cost of material?
    If you do not mind, i think i am going to borrow some ideas from you.
     
  18. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    not sure of cost.... kinda just threw it together with scraps we had around... the rod holders probably cost the most... the small lights i bought from o reillys i do know they were about $25 for the 2 of them...
    not much planning went into it i just looked throught the members library and took what info i got off there and modified it to what we wanted
     
  19. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    could you please pm plans or how to i think i'm gonna try it
     
  20. tunnel hull

    tunnel hull New Member

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    WAY COOL idea thanx for info.an pics.