Thanks everyone! I was on catfish1 and saw some pretty good design on some project rod racks ! 500 bucks for steves monster rack is a little too much for me at the moment ! How many drift masters do you have ?
I have 4 Driftmaster bases on each side plus, I had Custom Marine Concepts in Spring, build an arch that is permanently mounted across the back of the boat that will hold 6 DM rod holders.
The bases are only $8 apiece, but they are easy to make if you want to save a few bucks and have a little extra time on your hands.. I made a bunch of them for my last boat out of 1/2" thick aluminum bar stock. All you need is a saw, drill press and a 3/8" tap.