trolling bar 95% complete

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Bill in SC, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    We fabbed this up with some scrap stainless, and Barefootfishn tigged it all up. I believe it will work great! The only thing we have left is to weld the cross bar to the legs.

    Bill in SC
     

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  2. woodchucker

    woodchucker New Member

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    Thats a nice trolling setup Bill,what kind of fish are you trolling?
     

  3. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Maybe I should have said drifting bar. LOL. Also used in anchor fishin'. The way my existing setup was, i had to bend over the gas cans to reach several of the rods. This just makes things easier.

    Bill in SC
     
  4. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Great looking set up Bill. Should work real good.
     
  5. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    Thats a real nice setup. I need to fix me up one of them!
     
  6. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    You folks did a good job on that, Bill. congrats!
     
  7. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    That's pretty slick! Your buddy does some pretty welding!
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <Your buddy does some pretty welding!>

    I taught him to weld many years ago on a job building Evan Correctional Institute here in Bennettsville. I'm a stick/mig man. Chris has learned the art of tig pretty good! :wink:

    Bill in SC
     
  9. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    I don't know Bill, looks a bit light for 200lb power pro and 300lb leader. The turd stirrer








    All kidding aside the only thing I see wrong with it is there ain't one headed my way. Nice crisp clean job there guys.
     
  10. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    LOL!!!! It's made of schedule 40 material, so I imagine I could put a winch on it. :wink: The weak link on it is that it is bolted on the top rail with 1/4 stainless bolts. With two bolts on all four foot pads, it ought to hold 'em!

    Bill in SC
     
  11. martygreen

    martygreen Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good looking job Bill,that looks aboutlike the one I had on my old boat,You may wanna put some padding on it when your done,it might not feel to good on the back of the noggin if you hit going down the river:sad2:,You might wanna go ahead and mount ya 5 point seat harness to it in case that 200hp wanna gets stretched out.:smile2:
     
  12. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    looks really good was looking for a design out of stainless . i think it will work
     
  13. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    We already discussed padding for the head area! :wink: It is actually not as close to my head as it looks, and the motor has 100&#37; clearance. The beam of the boat in that area is 7 feet 4 inches, and that's the length of the bar. That's how I was able to accommodate that many holders! :smile2: I may, or may not use them all at once. Depends on the situation at the time. I still plan to have three more holders on each side of the boat. Again, different situations will warrant different applications.

    <looks really good was looking for a design out of stainless . i think it will work >

    I was originally planning on carbon steel, and having it powder coated, but I came across this FREE scrap stainless! FREE is my favorite word, closely followed by CHEAP!

    BB
     
  14. tallmanrus

    tallmanrus New Member

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    bill that bar looks great. I am planning on putting one on my boat and now i have a better idea how ,thanks
     
  15. flying_v_64

    flying_v_64 New Member

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    That's one sweeet looking rod bar there Bill. Gave me an idea for my boat project. Repps to you Bro!
     
  16. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Looks great! I just built something similar, I use plastic Atwood Rod Holders, Just cant afford the drift master style yet..:sad2:
     
  17. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Bill. I gotta make me one eventually. :cool2:
     
  18. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Sweet-Looks like you getting ready for some serious driftin.
     
  19. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Looks like some really nice work Bill . Do you drift with socks ?
     
  20. fishmccall

    fishmccall New Member

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