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Old 05-03-2007, 12:56 PM
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I've got a cuddy cabin I/O and was thinking of taking 2" pvc up from the deck across the engine cover and back down to the deck. I would use a couple of pvc T's on each side for the rod buts to sit in while trolling, I thought this would be nice as I could take it out when not fishing and put the rear seats back in. My question is do you guys think the pvc will be strong enough trolling for rockfish on the bay and maybe some dolphin type inshore off the MD/VA coasts. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:28 PM
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Use the thick PVC and keep the drag set as light as possible. You still need to securely fasten your creation to the deck or chance losing gear.

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Old 05-03-2007, 09:06 PM
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I made the rocket launcher on my CC's T-Top w/ 1-1/2" PVC. I did put a coat of the Krylon spray paint for plastic on it to protect it from UV rays. Make sure to drill 1 or 2 1/4" holes in any horizontal pieces for drainage. I've used it for 2 years with no problems or lost gear, even when trolling for stripers.

If it were me........I'd fabricate with 1-1/2" ....... Then I'd mount a verticle piece of 2" PVC on either side of the engine cover with PVC pipe hangers. This way, you could simply lift the whole thing up and put it away when it's not needed. I did that on an old boat I had, but I didn't put any tees in it and I made 2 of them. I used these two things as a support for a homemade bait station.



I love PVC.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:24 PM
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sixpack324 - 5/3/2007 9:06 PM I made the rocket launcher on my CC's T-Top w/ 1-1/2" PVC. I did put a coat of the Krylon spray paint for plastic on it to protect it from UV rays. Make sure to drill 1 or 2 1/4" holes in any horizontal pieces for drainage. I've used it for 2 years with no problems or lost gear, even when trolling for stripers. If it were me........I'd fabricate with 1-1/2" ....... Then I'd mount a verticle piece of 2" PVC on either side of the engine cover with PVC pipe hangers. This way, you could simply lift the whole thing up and put it away when it's not needed. I did that on an old boat I had, but I didn't put any tees in it and I made 2 of them. I used these two things as a support for a homemade bait station. I love PVC.
I looked at your boat pics and that is pretty much what I had in mind, and the paint idea is a good one, Thanks
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:38 AM
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I know it is a common sight to see PVC rod holders up here on the Great Lakes. They are generally 12" in length and 1 1/2" in dia.
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