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Old 02-27-2016, 02:52 AM
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My redneck rockfish rocket launcher. I just need 10 more rod holders.
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:57 AM
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Not bad just for looks I'd mount them the other way. Rod holders down. Just me though.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:41 AM
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Default Quick Draw Holster for binoculars on a Flats Boat

I needed a holder for my binoculars that provided easy and quick access but also a capture device to protect them while the boat is under way.

1st pic; finished product.

2nd pic; holder detail.

3rd pic; shown from the inside with the door closed showing the small shelf over to prevent escape.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:48 AM
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large sched 40 pvc with end caps to carry charts and anything else you don't want to get wet on the t-top of the center console...frees up space in the console and does a great job of protecting charts...2 years full time in there and never had a water problem...

a fresh water jug attached to the battery access door with a nylon strap and 2 flat pass throughs available at any boating store....great for a quick rinse after dehooking a fish, rinsing lures, etc....

fish stick out of the way hanging on the side of the t-top.....just get a piece of pvc that is a neat fit, slice off a few narrow pieces to make stops for the zip ties to stay in place and zip it to the top rail...stick clides right out when needed and is completely out of the way while underway...

life jackets stored under t-top in vehicle cargo netting attached to t-tiop with zip ties....probably draws the most attention at the launch from people without large storage areas....

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What are these "charts" you speak of??
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cjmarti3 View Post
I needed a holder for my binoculars that provided easy and quick access but also a capture device to protect them while the boat is under way.

1st pic; finished product.

2nd pic; holder detail.

3rd pic; shown from the inside with the door closed showing the small shelf over to prevent escape.
Nicely done!

I took me a minute to figure out that the top "tab" holder to keep them from bouncing up and out...was fixed on the inside doors. Great design.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Stickbo View Post
Not bad just for looks I'd mount them the other way. Rod holders down. Just me though.
This was the original plan but I got the rod holders after I built the hoop and they sit too low the other way.
I geusstimated the height with a rod holder I had but it apparently sits a little higher than the new ones.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by cjmarti3 View Post
I needed a holder for my binoculars that provided easy and quick access but also a capture device to protect them while the boat is under way.

1st pic; finished product.

2nd pic; holder detail.

3rd pic; shown from the inside with the door closed showing the small shelf over to prevent escape.
Nice, #3 was a great idea.
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Hey cjmarti3, I just noticed the surface-mount rod holder on your gunwale. I'm looking for something exactly like that. Any idea of the brand, or where to buy? Thanks.
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Hey cjmarti3, I just noticed the surface-mount rod holder on your gunwale. I'm looking for something exactly like that. Any idea of the brand, or where to buy? Thanks.
Those look like outrodders to me.
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What are these "charts" you speak of??
ancient scrolls containing lifesaving information that only the enlightened can read....

I also keep an enlarged master wiring diagram rolled up in there in case I have to start a fire to keep warm...
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Thanks for the comments.

The design was developed by making a mock up using wood scraps and hot melt glue.

When the idea for the little shelf over mounted on the inside (performs its function when the door is shut) popped up this allowed for the holder to become much simpler. The reach and grab for the binoculars became easy and second nature. I have used this for two seasons now with out any issues.

I mostly troll these days (tube and worm). The rod holders are Lee. The bracket holes were threaded with 5/16" bolts from under. Works very well.
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great ideas......thanks to all !
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:59 PM
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I have a handful of these that pull double duty-
to/from boat to 'wrap' rods up in pairs for easy carrying
then on the boat to secure towels, knife (by sheath) to the ttop
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Originally Posted by jdps150 View Post
I have a handful of these that pull double duty-
to/from boat to 'wrap' rods up in pairs for easy carrying
then on the boat to secure towels, knife (by sheath) to the ttop
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I use these as well but in bright orange so I can see em
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