Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2013   #21
shappattack's Avatar
Up North, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1985
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,147
a few more pics


shappattack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #22
Austin, Texas
Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 136
Originally Posted by gobigohome View Post
Agreed... I bought my mini me frame frame Riverboat works and I only spent about 75 more on a frame than a Nrs and it was designed to exactly what I needed. the guys at nrs had never even heard of someone putting a frame on a mini me. They shipped it to me for a resemble price. It was still expensive but not there fault I live in ohio. I would give them A for product and an A+ for customer service
What did you spend on the Mini frame? Post up a pick.

liquidphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #23
cataraftgirl's Avatar
Sandy, Utah
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,120
Originally Posted by erdvm1 View Post
Does anyone have experience with this frame???

Or this one
Raft Frame, RaftFrame, Oar Frame, Rowing Frames

All feedback is welcome
I actually like the salmon river expedition and may try to make some wood side decks for it if this seems to get good reviews on here.
The one drawback I see to the Salmon River frame is the fixed oar towers. No ability to adjust/move them. Otherwise it looks solid. Don't know anything about the one from The Mad Cow frame at Cascade Outfitters looks interesting and somewhat adjustable, but outside your price point.

Avatard.....I love it. We don't have frame OCD, we are just "Dynamic" frame people!
cataraftgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #24
Lemooreq, California
Paddling Since: 1969
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 60
Frame Fittings

2nd for the fittings Shappattack linked. Doug at KVI is excellent. A picture of the frame I bought from him. Bought some hollander type fittings to add to it and they are not near the quality of Doug's (Woosung).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2542 (2).jpg
Views:	220
Size:	1.09 MB
ID:	5688   Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2543 (2).jpg
Views:	223
Size:	1.11 MB
ID:	5689  

Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG2545 (2).jpg
Views:	194
Size:	906.7 KB
ID:	5690  
pvsprme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #25
Canon City, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
Best Raft Frame

Currently having Riverboat Works in Salida building me a frame for a 16'. They're really into customizing frame to your needs. Kurt and Ron have contacted me asking questions about preferences and I appreciate their recommendations. I'll let everyone know after I pick it up Saturday.
garyddoughty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #26
., ...
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 207
Originally Posted by AndTheLab View Post
This is what ive been playing with this weekend. Used DRE frame, tweak it so it works for me. About to hole saw some beer holders in the decs along with some other holes for pelican boxes and such. Front deck turns into a bar height table.
Is that a double or single rail frame?
Pro Leisure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #27
erdvm1's Avatar
Lyons, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1998
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,565
Send a message via AIM to erdvm1
This thread has been super helpful

Ok, so should I drain my cooler or
Let the water sit in it???
I'm just joking.
Seriously, though, what is the best seat
I've seen the DRE mesh seat
The NRS low back
The no seat sit on a paco pad
What are your recommendations and explanations?
Once again just trying to make this the correct setup.

I'm actually going to keep my 60x78 compact outfitter and likely narrow it to 57.5 and then add a second rail with center measurement 66.5.
Ultimately add decking either diamond plate or wood. Also adding a passenger bench/table

So seats???
Go Dawgs!!!
Happiness is a way of travel not a destination
erdvm1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #28
., ...
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 207
IMHO, DRE mesh seat for day trips and for multi day´s sit on top of drybox/cooler covered by paco. I find that the seat just gets in the way when your loaded up with gear.
Pro Leisure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #29
AndTheLab's Avatar
SLC, Utwah
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 106
Originally Posted by Pro Leisure View Post
Is that a double or single rail frame?
Single frame.

I sit on a cooler. Easier to lounge than being on the flip up seat. Crazy Creek and a gear pile behind make it perfect.
AndTheLab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013   #30
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 49
DIY Frame

Another discussion here..... Best frame out there is the one you make!

otisfireboy 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
raft frame VACO Whitewater Rafting 12 04-13-2013 02:46 PM
raft frame Sleepless Rafting | Gear Talk 26 03-12-2013 05:52 PM
Raft frame Question? mtfunfloater Rafting | Gear Talk 1 06-26-2012 12:03 AM
Lost: star raft w/ rear frame & center frame - Bonner, MT sms24 Lost & Found 10 07-22-2010 07:39 AM
Raft Frame? sportychik Whitewater Rafting 0 05-07-2009 12:30 PM

» Classified Ads
Aire Wildcat

posted by jakeller449

13' Aire Wildcat. Includes cascade outfitters frame and...

aluminum "trailer"/box...

posted by Johnny

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

14ft Rocky Mountain raft

posted by lawy

14 ft Rocky Mountain raft nrs frame 3 11ft Carlisle oars....

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 06:05 PM.

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