Another rod holder concept I did for a competition..
The design philosophy was to make a very simple clamping system that was reliable and not complicated. Although relatively simple in design, the unit needed to still offer all functionality that is required for a fishing rod holder, strength, adjustability and portability. I’m not claiming to be the first to think of the ball socket concept but I wanted to incorporate it into a design because I love the functionality to simplicity ratio it offers, it’s perfect. Same goes for the slider style clamp, a very simple system, low maintenance and strong. I’ve also adapted the design to fit the contours of the canoe, since the canoe is not a straight profile, it’s important to have some curvature built into the clamping surface so all surfaces are fully contacting each other. I’ve designed in a slight radius into the sliding clamps so as to hug the canoes contours that much more closely.
- Low part count, simple to manufacture
- Strong, simple clamp design
- Simple yet very functional rod carrier using ball joint, full range of motion, low part count
- Easy clip rod holder, holds rod in place from moving forward for when those big fish bite; an issue that hasn’t really been addressed in other designs.
- Optional floatation buoy, this can be velcroed onto your unit for extra security while removing and assembling on the water.
- Designed around the curvature of the canoe, provides the most pad contact and keeps the whole unit from shifting and marking surfaces.
Modeled in Solidworks2012, you get all the files along with assemblies and extra technical drawings...the renderings seen here are included also..