Originally Posted by rafterman
To the OP, the best NRS frame mod is ditching the heavy lopros and oar towers : )
how many lopros are on that thing just out of curiosity?
26 lopros and 4 speedrail fittings.
I wish I could say I knew of a way to have reconfigured a fixed frame about 15 times in the past four years ... that would have been 15 custom frames bought and sold or I'd be stuck with a 10' long frame like the first incarnation....
now that I have the tig I might make some "pods" that are mini-frames inside the frame. If done right, this could probably remove half the full frame crossbars.
Also you could remove the mini-pods in order to lighten the boat (like each pod holds a few dryboxes, water jugs, whatever and ties into the standard frame at the nrs yokes (unanodized).
the frame doesn't have to be made of round pipe, doesn't have to span the whole 6' distance, and it makes the side rails a lot less cluttered with crossbars everywhere ...
unloading the boat could be remove the minipods and what they hold. move the "skeleton' frame/tubes from the takeout to the trailer. Transport and reload the pods ... Two people would be all you need to de-rig and re-rig onto a trailer.