Newbie question on rod length on LR boats

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  1. richiebugman

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    I'm looking at getting some new rods built ( probably UC ) both cow rods and 30-60lb rods. My question is what length rod can you put in assigned rod holder before I have to put it in the front of the boat at an angle? I know my t90j has to go up front. Which LR boat, max length ect. ? I know this question has been asked before but I couldn't find it in searches. Thanks in advance, Richie
     
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    Rooster will take 7’6”, I think on the Indy they tip out so any length, but I’m not sure.

    Don’t remember spicifics on the other boats.
     
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    7' 6" is pretty safe and my new preferred length for most sticks. The Intrepid barely takes a 7'2".
     
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    Each boat is different... seems 7’ is about most of them... some as mentioned above are over that.... if you have a favorite boat e-mail them.

    I built a few 2 x 4’s and didn’t take any length off trying to keep them as long as possible... they ended up being around 7’4”..... they would not fit in the intrepid assigned rod storage...
     
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    I think 7" is safe. Any longer than that gets "iffy".
     
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    Thanks guy's, that's the info I was looking for, it also gives me a starting point. Thanks again
     
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    Royal Star will take 7'6" rods in the assigned spots along the wheelhouse. 8' and up will need to be angled...
     
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    Call each Long Range boats office to be on the safe side, If your not 100% sure.
     
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    I agree with checking on with a specific boat. The Rooster used to have no problem with 7.5 foot rods but since they added the piece to the bottom of the house to support the rods, my 7.5 foot rods I have to put at an angle. The tips won't fit under the lip. If you are riding the Rooster 7' maybe 3 or 4 inches is the max length straight up and down. However the Rooster did add 40 plus rod holders on the upper desk that is open to the sky. Here's a few pictures. See the rods sticking straight up on the upper deck (some with yellow sleeves).

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    Shot of the side of the Indy.
    8 foot rods bowed out at the top.

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    8'ers are fine on the side of the Excel. You get 2 rocket launcher spots above the tackle station that are open to the sky so you can put any length there.
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    Thanks for the pics. thats exactly what i wanted to know
     

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