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MSzychulda
09-26-2005, 04:40 PM
Well I took Mr T's idea and Sunracer's caster idea and made this. This is my prototype. My next two are looking much better (eg. less mistakes) :)
Of course as long as they work, I guess looks don't matter. It is 5" by 4 1/2" and each beam will bolt to its own rod holder mount. They swing, so you can move it out of the way when not in use. I epoxy coated the wood for strength and water proofing. My next plan is to hook up a teather system so I don't loose a rod.
I may try to make some out of plastic composite in the future, but I had the oak on hand. I like how Mr T, put the angled cut in his, so I did the same. This way it holds any of my poles from my salmon rod to my sturgeon rod. Thanks for the ideas guys! Give credit where credit is due...
Anyways here are the pictures:

http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/1445/dsc022058up.jpg

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/8772/dsc022048or.jpg

beldenbill
09-26-2005, 07:02 PM
nice work ;) ;)

STURGEONSTOMPER
09-26-2005, 07:13 PM
Should work just fine ;) Dont know how long they will last but hey :)

SturgeonVirgin
09-26-2005, 07:42 PM
Nice work!