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Old 01-16-2016   #21
 
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That's funny! I actually put it up on the back of my raft. The couch got in the way of my rowing motion. So I moved it back until it was balanced on the back tube. That was perfect for me except there is a big hole right under where your feet are with a huge drop from the couch to the floor of the raft. I think if you put a table or board behind the row seat it would get rid of the big hole and give couch sitters a place to rest their feet.

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Here is a pic.

The "card system" is one of the attachment systems used to attach thwarts to boats such as the mentioned BAT system from NRS.

Stick them on the thwart first, then lay the thwart against the couch, mark and glue them on. Along with making it more stable on the water it makes a great ottoman and additional seat.
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That really would be a sweet ride with the cat tubes! Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

zbaird, it looks like you have the couch attached to the back of the raft in that photo. Was that just for transport, or do you ride it like that? That idea kept coming to mind yesterday- like riding in the back of those monster station wagons in the 70s.
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Zbaird,
Where did you get your thwart from? Do they make card batten attachments out of pvc? The NRS ones are hypalon.


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It was a random off a boat that got trashed.

I would look to Rocky Mountain Rafts for a thwart. I think they have the most reasonable price on new thwarts.

The attachments I used were from Down River Equipment. They have PVC and Hypalon available.
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Old 01-21-2016   #26
 
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Air couch...

This is from the Salmon this summer. We strapped it on the back of the cat for a lazy afternoon. Actually, daughter fell asleep in it for a short period...
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Awesome pic Sam.
Did you strap it down? I can't see any.
I have to figure out how to rig mine like that on my Diablo!


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Aire River Couch Raft, Lochsa Falls 2014
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That's gnarly!
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That's Awesome!! I wish there were a couple pics after the falls too, or a video! Did they flip?


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