Originally Posted by chefpels
what is andy and bax
Just spoke to Clyde at NRS...which was a pleasure. very classy guy.
The kit is part of the Breakdown Frame at NRSweb, and essentially inserts a solid aluminum plug, drilled for thru bolts on both ends, to join two sections of nrs pipe. there are some potential issues going this route, as Clyde explained at length. apparently the inside diameter of tubes are not consistently 1 3/8", so the plugs don't always fit, which is a problem and is why they no longer 'sell' the kit. one of those things you have to ask for. also, the same problem exists if u r wanting to use leftover low pro fittings in that they may not fit perfectly into the tubes or arms, what have you. he did mention that i could just order longer (custom) arms (for a stern fishing mount) for $125 bucks, which includes 2 lo pro's.
on a side note, i tried to expand (done by a professional) the inside diameter of some nrs pipe and it ripped almost immediately (i was thinking i could expand one end of the extension and fit it over existing pipe), so can't go that route. Clyde said they would absolutely fabricate what i needed, but hinted that they wouldn't be responsible if the plug or low pro's wouldn't fit into my existing pipe.