Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2010   #1
Gumbydamnit's Avatar
DURANGO, 81301
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 144
Frame Set Up?

I have NRS's big horn ll frame on a 16' boat. Previously I had the cooler in the front, then the "captain's area", with a dry box directly behind me, Then all of my gear pyramided behind that. The boat sits pretty level in the water, but I sure can stand her straight up, and occasionally straight over (that sucks)

I just moved my dry box directly behind my cooler which moved it forward some 40" and it only moved my (captain's area) back 14" but it puts me a bit behind center. It seems like a good idea but I'd like to hear what you guys think before I go run the Salt on a new setup...

Gumbydamnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010   #2
Crested Butte, Colorado
Paddling Since: 82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 205
Sounds like it should work fine, just keep it level and dont go do big on the pyrimid.

CB Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010   #3
The Russian
kazak4x4's Avatar
SLC, Utah
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,380
I personally like to sit at about 60-65% from the bow to the stern, so my oars are set at about 55-60%. If you are too center in the boat, it's hard to balance it out.
kazak4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010   #4
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1988
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
frame setup

In regards to the fore/aft position of the oarstands, are there any significant effects of moving them fore/aft?

I have a recretec frame on a 14' sb that I'd like to monkey with a bit, like move the stands forward a couple inches and reverse the rear drybox holder, which moves the drybox forward a few inches. The oarstands can be moved forward or backwards 2.5" on that frame. This will give me a better setup for loading gear and move my short legs closer to the footrest, but I don't want to change how the boat handles, it handles great the way I have it. I won't have time to test it out before putting in next weekend.

Any thoughts?

Pato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010   #5
over the horizon
BmfnL's Avatar
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 267
From my experience having the oarstands forward is an advantage for pushing into waves and taking bold lines. Having them aft is an advantage for pulling away from things you fear.
BmfnL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010   #6
caverdan's Avatar
C. Springs, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,443
You can move them on the frame to whatever suits you best.......then readjust how the frame is strapped or positioned on the boat. I like my oar stands rigged in the middle of the raft.

caverdan is offline   Reply With Quote

frame setup?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frame set-up and rigging advice needed raftus Whitewater Kayaking 19 04-29-2016 11:34 AM
Looking for all around set up goldsmje Whitewater Kayaking 15 09-11-2009 09:59 PM
how to set up oar station okieboater Whitewater Kayaking 1 06-17-2009 09:22 PM
The Dates are SET ...... gtoc-1 Whitewater Kayaking 0 01-22-2008 10:10 AM
:evil: PLEASE HELP ME SET SOMEONE STRAIGHT!! Rivernick Whitewater Kayaking 33 06-10-2004 04:11 PM

» Classified Ads
Jackson Side Kick...

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


posted by ShamanRx

Brand New never used 2016 XXL Crux. Has relief zipper and...

Demo Jackson Karma L

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson Karma LG whitewater kayak - lightly used...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.