rocket launcher rod storage

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Bill in SC, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Me and barefootfishn put together, an eight rod storage system today. There are four on each side of my console. We ripped a treated 1X4, bolted some gray PVC to it, and bolted the whole assembly to the console with stainless bolts. Just got tired of them getting beat around in the bottom of the boat.

    Bill in SC
     

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  2. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Man that is nice Bill. That boat wont even look the same the next time I see it. Yall will be pretty imtimadating pulling up with that in a tournament. Glad to see ya getting it set up the way you wanted it.
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <Yall will be pretty imtimadating pulling up with that in a tournament.>

    Thanks, James! if we can't beat 'em, maybe we can scare 'em all to death!! :wink::smile2::wink:

    BB in SC
     
  4. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    How do you like those Nite Stick Pros? They look pretty darn good on the that rig.
     
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  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <How do you like those Nite Stick Pros?>

    Just got 10 of 'em yesterday, so I can't say yet. They feel, and handle superbly. The ONLY issue I have with them is that a few eyes were installed a little crooked from the factory, and the tip eye seems somewhat flimsy. Other than that, the rods should serve my needs just fine! I plan to test drive 'em tomorrow, rain or shine. One other thing I have to do is figure out how to keep the lead weight from beating the rods up, while transporting the boat at highway speeds. I guess for now I will tie a strip of rag around the rod and weight to keep them from flopping in the wind so much. You have sharp eye to have seen the nite sticks! :)

    Bill in SC
     
  7. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    I've got 4 of them in the garage waiting on better weather. :wink: The good thing about tips is that they are easy to replace. As for the crooked eyes, well, CHINA is the ONLY thing that I don't like about the rods. But what's a guy gonna do nowadays............??
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <As for the crooked eyes, well, CHINA is the ONLY thing that I don't like about the rods.>

    I agree 100%. I DO believe the rods will hold up fine though. I think they are "worth", about what we paid for them on the insider group special. If I had paid the $40+ retail price for them, and they came with crooked eyes, I would have turned them back around. Only a couple of the 10 rods I got had crooked eyes, and that should have no affect on their performance That said, I am very pleased with them for what we have in them, and am VERY ANXIOUS to get on the water with them!

    Bill in SC
     
  9. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    That rack on the back of the boat really looks good Bill. Once again, job well done.
     
  10. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    damn bill, that boat is nice! I need to come down there one day so i can pull your anchor and work the net for ya...............maybe a lil "hook keeper" at the base of your rod storage rack would work good? just for when your trailering....I don't know if that would put your weight below your reels or not?
     
  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    She IS coming together nicely, Aaron. You know you are welcome to come fish with me anytime. Maybe we can tear 'em up like we did last time you were here! The hook keeper idea at the base of the rack is EXCELLENT! That's why I like to post on the forum. Someone always has a GREAT idea!!!! If I just lower the weight below the rods, I'll be fine. Thanks for the tip!

    BB
     
  12. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    nice trolling bar bill I am in the process of making one at the moment for the back and front of my toon. gonna be able to move it to either end depending on which way I am fishing. it will hold nine rods, like I need 9 more holders on this boat.
     
  13. catfisherman369

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    looks great nice rod and reels also .
     
  14. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    great job on the boat guys.
     
  15. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Bill-I meant to send you the link for velcro cable wraps.
    They are cheap and will hold those 5-6oz weights you use against your rod so they wont beat them up. They can be found at Wally world or any office store.
    http://cableorganizer.com/hook-fastener/
     
  16. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Bill,
    Check out the "Lure Wraps" on the Bass Pro website. I have some and they work great. I'm sure they'll be on sale this spring.
     
  17. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Bill that looks great! I agree with James your gonna look good rolling up to the boat ramp at the tourney's. I hope you do well and bring home the GP, except when I'm there!:eek:oooh:
    I ordered the decals for my boat that I have been designing, I cleared it with Team smackdown Leader "Pop Pop" and they should be here next week. I hope it's intimidating, like your rod rack!:wink: I will post pics after I apply them. Man I'm havin fun!!!:wink::smile2:
     
  18. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    you can just use a Team Catfish sinker slide and simply take the weights off when your done fishing. this will also allow you to back off your drag when done fishing, making them last MUCH longer
     
  19. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I gotta second the sinker slides. I started using those early last year and never looked back.
     
  20. altamahajon

    altamahajon New Member

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    Looks Good, Great job. I am hoping to add to my boat a rod holder bracket such as you have across the back of my boat. Dont have enough arms to hold all them rods.....lol Thanks for sharing the pics and great ideas.