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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder

Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder

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1 Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:55 pm

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Well...I finally got the rod holder completed for the Fish Cat. It has provisions for holding 4 rods. The forward position can be converted to an angled holder for using a second rod. There is a mounting base for a small fish finder. The fish finder can rotate and tilt to provide the proper viewing angle. The transducer is mounted on an aluminum bracket made from 1/2 x 1/8 bar stock. It is attached to the lower portion of the rod holders using spring clamps. The clamps allow the transducer to break free if it gets tangled on any brush. The cord keeps it from getting lost. The fish finder is powered with a sealed 12V alarm battery. The battery is stored in a dry bag behind the seat. The attachment to the tube is made with 2 Velcro straps in the upper D rings. The bottom is secured to the back pack D rings under the seat. The link to the pictures is below:

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2 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:29 pm

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Very good socaltexan, looks great!

3 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:50 pm

MASSfisher

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Sick! I need to finish working on mine...this just motivated me. Thanks!

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4 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:45 pm

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Forget sick! That's freaking awesome! Perfect balance with the transducer mounted too. Transducer will be a lot more effective if it's around the butt region. Give you more room or error detection.

5 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:56 pm

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WTG, thats a nice rod rack. makes mine look like shit lol

6 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:13 pm

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Yea after seeing that I want to completely change mine around....

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7 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:20 pm

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Totally Tube-ular...seriously.. looks f$%^^^#$g great.. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

8 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 pm

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You have a nice rack socaltexan geek
Very well thought out. The FF base is ingenious. I wonder if the extra cable can be hid in there?

You might want to swap out the brass screws with stainless to help minimize electrolysis between the two dissimilar metals. Using a thin layer of silicone under the washers and screw heads makes a big difference in the long run in preventing corrosion

9 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:55 pm

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Good point IN2DEEP, the real problem in the dissimilar metals is the aluminum. I think I am going to get some nylon shoulder washers and nylon flat washers to eliminate the issue. The 12V cable is inside the box. The transducer cable was too long to fit inside. I could shorten the cable, but I still want to be able to use the fish finder on a rental boat.

10 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:59 am

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Great looking set up! One of the best I've seen! Thanks for posting this! cheers

11 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:09 am

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Great looking set up. I couldn't fish w/o mine.

12 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:17 am

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nice looks like your set to go out and get some of them biggens

13 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:31 am

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Very nice I like it

14 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:56 pm

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Nice looking set up I need to get back to mine and make a new one for my tube.


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15 Re: Fish Cat 4 Rod Holder on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:02 pm

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Wow that's a great setup. How much are you charging!! I bet those would sell great on ebay!!

If your interested I'd be glad to purchase one for my prowler.

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