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Coach1310

Rod Storage Frustrations!!!!!

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Just venting a little so see if anyone else is frustrated with having an older boat(Mines a 1991) with the fabulous 6' rod storage lockers and having some of the nice longer rods to fish with. I don't particilary like not being able to stow away my nice rods.... I use the rod saver velcro straps and that keeps a couple of my longer rods secured while trailering or on the water... anyone else have a good solution?? I looked into rebuilding my rod locker, but due to how my boat is configured I can only get it to about 6'3" without a complete overhaul of the inside!

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That was one of my issues with my boat so I just gutted the rod box completely and installed the styrofoam/plastic berkly rod holders. One set vertical and one set horizontal (on the passenger wall)

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Yup, my '91 Forester has two very nice rod lockers (port and starboard). But they are also 6 footers. Broken two rods trying to get a 6'6" in there. I don't do that anymore; you would've thought I would have given up after the first rod snapped smile

I have some vertical rod holders on the floor (really just gray painted PVC). I store my rods up in a storage building on our property when not in the boat. Some day there is a nice 17 foot Lund in my future with the center rod locker.

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Take a look at some of the Salmon or bigger console boats. They all have vert. rod holders out of plumbing pipe. Look at a few for layout & designs.

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I had an '88 Predator that I was able to notch out the bottom forward corner of the rod locker so that I could pass the tips of the longer rods into the forward deck compartment. The tips laid tight to the bottom of the boat an I never had a broken tip from items in the front compartment, but I suppos that you could always add an angle piece of aluminum to offer more protection here if you are concerned about this.

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