I saw this done on a different board and today I thought why not do it to my 6 Folbe rod holders.
I very much like my holders but hate the locking system they have on them. And, I've lost two overboard so it is also costly. The zip ties I had keeping mine from being lost looked terrible.
Went to the hardware store and bought 6 springs. Don't ask what size they are as I don't know. They were a buck a piece so pretty cheap. Not sure if they are stainless steel or not and I forgot to put a magnet on them to tell.
Drilled 2 1/8 inch holes and pop riveted the little springs to the Folbe base. They now work great and are always in the locked position. This is so simple to do.
Sorry for the blurry picture but that's the way it is for now. I forgot to put the camera on macro setting and not gonna take them off the boat and take a better picture.