Originally Posted by boatmusher
Randaddy, think I want a little wait/gear in my boat or simply a skeleton?
Do you have your frame yet? I keep a 50 quart cooler in the front bay of a 2 bay frame. Fill it with beer and it's plenty of weight. Without that weight in the front you'll be doing backflips in the rapids. I really prefer it with about 110 pounds of bikini blonde sitting on the cooler.
If you haven't bought your frame and oars I would strongly recommend buying the frame from Ron at River Boat Works. He made mine and I love it. Also, 8 1/2 foot oars are perfect. Buy a breakdown for your spare so you can put half on each side.
You should just leave the big boat at home. The mini-me fits 6 comfortably!