Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2009   #11
Mr Beaver's Avatar
Portland, Oregon
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 188
nice post Chip,

It looks so easy I might have to make one just cause I can.

Mr Beaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009   #12
Chip's Avatar
SE, Wyoming
Paddling Since: 1986
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,098
I've built a couple and use them at the front or rear of my regular frame, with 1-ft. straps around the frame tubing and longer straps to the dees on the cat tubes, inside and out.

Both of mine are sized so the York Packs (yellow dryboxes) drop in. If you suspend a heavy cooler, make the fit snug so the weight doesn't flex the tubing. Strapped in, the cooler is part of the structure.

I also built a ply deckboard that straps on for more passenger & dog space on day trips.

Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009   #13
slamkal's Avatar
vancouver, Washington
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,146
Originally Posted by brendodendo View Post
Has anyone ever used a rigid frame for a cooler in a paddle raft? I have a soft cooler that I use for day trips and just got the NRS Saddle Bag for the old B-day.

When I take the boat for an overnighter, sometimes it is more fun to paddle raft. That said, I was thinking of some custom cut NRS Pipe for the side and cross bars. Add the Low Pro fittings and some rubber stoppers and I could use my regular frame cooler mounts. This would fit between two of the thwarts and give me additional places to lash other gear. Total cost without shipping would be about $80.

Any other cheaper Ideas? Modifications?
my friend made a frame using lowpros. got the 6061-t6 pipe at Alaskan Copper and Brass about $2/foot but not anodized. Trick was drilling the lowpros accurately. A new 60t carbide blade on a miter saw (use clamp and eye protection) cuts through the pipe like butter.

slamkal is offline   Reply With Quote


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
how would you mount a raft seat to a igloo cooler? brendodendo Rafting | Gear Talk 11 06-07-2016 08:45 PM
WestWater 4/22/07 Overnight Gear-Oar Frame raft in need of a space kayaked56 Rafting | Trip Planner 0 04-09-2007 09:03 PM
Positioning frame on a raft caverdan Whitewater Rafting 6 04-07-2007 01:26 PM
Westwater RAft support needed for trip on September 23-24th mfrench Whitewater Rafting 3 09-17-2006 10:59 PM
Raft w/ oar frame rental dan_d Whitewater Rafting 4 05-11-2006 11:39 AM

» Classified Ads
aluminum "trailer"/box...

posted by Johnny

I am selling an aluminum frame component designed to hold...

Hyside Pro 13.0

posted by jconnsurf

2014 Blue Hyside Pro 13.0 in very good condition. Three...

Patagonia Guidewater and...

posted by clemkins

Two patagonia drybags, one is the guidewater II 50L, the...

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 04:46 PM.

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