“We have been in the marine metal-fabrication business since 1983,” says John Carroll, president of North Carolina’s Winterville Machine Works. The company manufactures rocket launchers, leaning-post frames, T-top frames and folding footrests for boatbuilders such as Grady-White, Parker, World Cat, Baja, Mako and SeaCraft. “Styles are constantly changing. Today clear, anodized, polished tulip rod holders with black inserts are the most popular. In the past, straight tubes and gold were the favorites. Leaning posts with integrated rocket launchers have become complex lately, often combining the pipe and a fiberglass housing.