Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket rod locker organizer that I could install in my Express aluminum boat. I have a rod locker but the rods just flop around and get tangled. Gonna break one someday if I don't do something soon.
There is a couple of things you can do besides adding an organizer in your rod locker. First carpet the lockers inside surfaces with boat grade carpet, if it's not already. Layer your rods by placing towells between the rods and reels. Wind the line around the rod guides by hooking the lure hook on a loop near the handle or first rod guide, use a lure wrap around the rod and lure, then tighten the line snug, pull the line away from the rod at the center about six inches and spin the rod 2 or 3 times to wrap the line around it. The line wrap prevents other rods tangling together, the lure wrap keeps the hooks out of harms way and the towells cushion and protect the rods. Simple, doesn't cost much and has worked great for me for decades. I do not like tubes or anything that you feed the rod into tip first or that holds the rods with cushioned clips. The towells are handy to wipe the boat down etc, you should always have them in the boat.
Rod gloves will help keep down the tangles. I have an Osprey in the port locker and can put 13 setups on it but I carry 18 so the others are in sleeves in the starboard locker. Either way they don't get tangled.
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