Originally Posted by mttodd
Hope you guys don't mind the subject change, but I would like to see some billet aluminum oarstands that were skeletonized to reduce weight and incorporated some commonly available drift boat bushings. Also I think that using two U bolts would be a good idea, I posted some pics on the madcatr thread of some pretty cool ones made by blackfoot, i think. They have a weird bushing and two U bolts but I think they are out of business. Zorba, If you do come with something i'd love to see it. I would most likely purchase a pair if they look good.
wow- you did some seriously nice work on that frame!
I really like that method for oar stands, basically a channel and an offset spud to catch a standard bushing. Cutting those out of a single piece would be pretty easy, which would mean we could also make it a skeleton.
It would also afford the option of making them in two parts that slide past each other with an array of holes in one of them, so they could have an incremental height adjustment.
How important is a height adjustment? I don't happen to like the 8" NRS stands I have on my frame currently, 'cause they feel too short. I'm also 6'2", so a lot of things feel to short... is this an issue for anyone else?
see- THIS is why I started this thread... real ideas!