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Old 07-18-2016   #11
 
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I've built 6 mini fishing boat frames (for trib 9.5, mini me, minimax) 4 of them for me. I learned a lot in the process. I'd skip the outcast boat and build a simple nrs frame (48" seat bar and fishing seat bar only, 8" towers and 7.5-8' oars) and stick it on the trib 9.5. The material is twice as thick as the outcast boat, no janky "frame" and you could build it for the same price and about the same weight. Put a basspto shops plastic quick release swivel on the fishing seat and you can remove the bulkiest item of you kit for travel or storage.

Plus theres a good chance you can find a lot of he stuff used. I never paid more than $1000 for any of the rubber listed above all used from either the buzz or craigslist.

If you have to breakdown for travel (i keep My little frame assembled and transport on the roof rack) Just loosen the 4 corner lopros and its disassembled. I used a Cordless impact driver to assemble frames on the river it makes it a breeze.
You have any photos for examples? Trib, mini me, minimax I'm assuming that is jargon for rafts brands?

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Old 07-18-2016   #12
 
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Whoa
I took a look at the Aire "Trib" (had to do some searching to figure out what that was). That 9'8" Tributary looks like what I am looking for. 70 pounds- check, urethane- check, 4 chambers- nice. Looks like a nice raft. I'm a novice, so now learning about fishing frames to put on it is going to be steep learning curve as well.
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Old 07-18-2016   #13
 
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These are cool and fit all of your requirements.

https://creekcompany.com/product.php?productid=16447
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Old 07-18-2016   #14
 
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These are cool and fit all of your requirements.

https://creekcompany.com/product.php?productid=16447
That might work as well.
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Old 07-18-2016   #15
 
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The valves look shitty- like the ones Scadden uses. If you want something like this, get a Hyside- it'll be bombproof and hold its value

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Old 07-18-2016   #16
 
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Rocky mountain storm 10.5' lots of pics on this thread. Frame ideas for RMR storm

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Old 07-19-2016   #17
 
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Rocky mountain storm 10.5' lots of pics on this thread. Frame ideas for RMR storm - Mountain Buzz
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That was a useful thread.

On the rafts like the Aire Tributary and RMR Storm what are the floors like for standing and fishing? Do you have to add something on the floor to stand and fish?
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Old 07-19-2016   #18
 
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Tributary/Aire Raft 9.5ft with Frame & Oars | Must sell ASAP

Saw this and thought of this thread.
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Old 07-19-2016   #19
 
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This is a good site for rafting.

Thanks for the replies. I went down to a local store. And now pretty much sold on a Hyside Minimax. With a basic 1 1/4 frame. Would put it around 100 pounds. Now see if I can get a deal one might have to wait this until this Fall.
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Old 07-22-2016   #20
 
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The RMR storm or hyside min max are the best for your uses. I'd love to have either. I fish out of my 14ft raft by myself plenty....it's easier than fishing out of my duckies.

Fishing out of cats suck, ESPECIALLY flyfishing...I don't know why people suggest it. None of the fishing guides I know even keep one in their commercial quiver ....there's a reason EVERY commercial fishing outfit I've EVER seen fish out of rafts and driftboats.
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