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Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR #14092983 08/12/21 08:53 PM
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I guess y'all have seen these MUL-T-BARS that you mount your rod holders on. They look awesome to me and I'd love to have a pair. As nice as they look, they are a bit spendy. $399 a pair and that's without rod holders. I took a page out of Fishin n stuff's book and made a DIY set. The cost was about $100 bucks but you will need a 1/2 x 13 drill and tap set.

I used 3/4" black pipe and I'm going to plastidip em to protect from rusting.

Tell what you guys think...

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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14092989 08/12/21 08:57 PM
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That is sweet!

Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14093244 08/13/21 12:31 AM
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If they work for you, thatโ€™s what matters and those look as though they will treat you very well. Iโ€™ve done DIY rod holders, not much different than those really, and they do work. They worked for a long time actually.
Iโ€™ll also admit: I have b-readyโ€™ s and Multibars now.

Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14093944 08/13/21 04:24 PM
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That's what I built for my previous boat. I even installed a removable light pole for night fishing.


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14094003 08/13/21 05:07 PM
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Looks great Tim! Spray those babies down with slime green paint and theyll be Purdy!! Iโ€™ve been kicking around the idea of mul t bars the last year but I throw my net off the back and I use that back transducer to tell me exactly where to drop. If I install mul t bars then I need to add a transducer and another graph for the front of the boat to get big baits efficiently. I like my Driftmaster removable T bars but they have some movement in them when fishing the rollers and they arenโ€™t made that tough. I wish those mul t bars had a quick release lever so I could rotate them out of the way when cast netting off the back. Man this Bluecatn has gotten expensive as all get out!!


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14094102 08/13/21 06:03 PM
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I like it. I made one from an old seat pedestal and a board I had laying around.
It works great - even added LED's on the back with the switch on the mount.
Someday I'll get the mulTbar and smackdown rod holders - maybe on my next boat.

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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: ๐Ÿ€El Gato Azul๐Ÿ€] #14094161 08/13/21 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ๐Ÿ€El Gato Azul๐Ÿ€
Looks great Tim! Spray those babies down with slime green paint and theyll be Purdy!! Iโ€™ve been kicking around the idea of mul t bars the last year but I throw my net off the back and I use that back transducer to tell me exactly where to drop. If I install mul t bars then I need to add a transducer and another graph for the front of the boat to get big baits efficiently. I like my Driftmaster removable T bars but they have some movement in them when fishing the rollers and they arenโ€™t made that tough. I wish those mul t bars had a quick release lever so I could rotate them out of the way when cast netting off the back. Man this Bluecatn has gotten expensive as all get out!!


They do brother...

Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: TRH (formerly xpress00)] #14094197 08/13/21 07:20 PM
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I just messaged the Mul T Bar guy with my concern and weโ€™ll see if he has come up with a solution. Donโ€™t want to use a tire iron or impact wrench like Iโ€™ve seen in the videos due to Action Jaxonโ€™s enthusiasm for all tools!


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14094230 08/13/21 07:54 PM
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So looks like my lucky streak is still rolling strong๐Ÿ€. The guy from mul-t bar just contacted me snd said he has been working on a prototype but itโ€™s not quite ready fir release. He is going to let me be the tester on the first one and see how it works for me. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ€


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14094496 08/14/21 12:31 AM
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Those look sweet.
I second the slime green! coolphotos


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Wildone] #14094562 08/14/21 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildone
I like it. I made one from an old seat pedestal and a board I had laying around.
It works great - even added LED's on the back with the switch on the mount.
Someday I'll get the mulTbar and smackdown rod holders - maybe on my next boat.

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How did you lock the pedestal from spinning?Once I figure this out I'm all in on this rig


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14094728 08/14/21 04:02 AM
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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14095030 08/14/21 03:48 PM
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Tim,

I think your mounts will work great. I am like you, always looking for a way to save some and still get what I need.

Here is a picture of the mount I made from a piece of aluminum angle that was in the scrap pile at a friends shop. Bought a couple of split collars that fit the ski rope bar on the back of the boat, and have my fishing rod holder and ski bar is still fully functional.

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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Catfish Tim] #14095097 08/14/21 05:00 PM
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I've tried wood, aluminum angle, unitstrut you name it. I always found them not to be rigid enough. Especially when dragging. This set is pretty stout. I am going to prime them and then give em a nice coat of slime green! I got two new sets of Parks Planer Boards today. I'm gonna pull Sandy Too out of the water next weekend. She needs an oil change and a good power wash. I also have a set of green LEDs to mount under the rod holders to light them up. Gonna move the white light LEDS I have on the back to the from for docking lights. She's gonna be sexy when I get done!


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Re: Poor Mans MUL-T-BAR [Re: Whistlebritches] #14095549 08/15/21 01:46 AM
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Very cool, Tim!


Originally Posted by Whistlebritches
Originally Posted by Wildone
I like it. I made one from an old seat pedestal and a board I had laying around.
It works great - even added LED's on the back with the switch on the mount.
Someday I'll get the mulTbar and smackdown rod holders - maybe on my next boat.

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How did you lock the pedestal from spinning?Once I figure this out I'm all in on this rig


Exact same question from myself as well.

I have a seat position I don't use and would be a perfect set up for me.


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