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    Rod Locker organizers
from Rick Webster (216.54.142.68)  
1/22/2001 2:45:00 PM

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 Anyone got any ideas on aftermarket rod locker organizers. The new Xpress has two big rod lockers, but things can become a tangled mess in a hurry.

BassNewbie


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   Rod box organizers from redshad (216.226.0.54)  1/22/2001 2:56:00 PM
 Go to www.ospreyproducts.com they work pretty good.


   make your own from oley  1/22/2001 7:25:00 PM
 Rick, I'm not familar with the express rod lockers, so I'm not sure what your options are. I'd check out some different boat brands which have organizers and then go from there.

Triton has a nice system but with a lot of wasted potential (only seven rods on a side) and wasted spce under the rod ramp. in my Tr-21, I pulled out the original organizer and built my own. I can carry eleven rods in each side plus a telescoping push pole, although I usually limit myself to only eighteen rods. yea, yea, I know, I must be nuts or worse.

on the rod tip end, I bought a couple white polymer type cutting boards from walmart and cut/shapped to close in the entire end of the locker. drilled hoels and forced golf club tubes into them. the polymer cutting board is easy to shape and drill, the white color makes the black hole/tube show up.

on the reel end I went with 1/2" pvc and a lot of 90/45 degree elbows and came up with a ladder type arrangement and the softer type of pipe insulation. on one side to better accomodate spinning rigs I made my ladder ramp slope backwards rather than sloping towards the bow which would seem to make sense. but sloping backwards allows more room for the spinning reels to dangle.

pretty hard to explain and I wish I had pictures. but the point is that none of the boat manufactures or after market units accomodate enough rods for me.


    rod orginizer from Bird (216.136.69.248)  1/22/2001 8:57:00 PM
  oley how did you secure the part where the reel go on the ladder how did you secure it to the boat or did you make it like a ladder with the extra legs in the rear toward the passenger e-mail me your ph no so we can talk thanks birdman@tntie.com


   rod organizers from Rocketman  1/23/2001 7:51:00 AM
 Rick, e-mail me your postal address and I'll mail you a set of plans to make your own. These plans can be modified to accommandate your needs.


   Thanks for the input guys...... from Rick Webster (216.54.142.68)  1/23/2001 7:17:00 PM
 oley, you're just going to have to take some pictures of your ladder arrangment and post them. It really sounds very well thought out. I really liked your solution to the tip end. I think I'll do that no matter what I end up with on the reel end.

Rocketman, some time ago my password expired, and I haven't been able to get Gerry to fix it yet. Sent him some email, but no response. Anyway, I can't see your email address. Email me at rwebster@exterprise.com and I'll email you back with my home addy.

Thanks for the info guys.

BassNewbie


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