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Old 07-25-2016   #151
 
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I have two captains bags that I took off of my big boat and tried it in the little boat.. With only 28" between the tubes it just took up way too much room in the captains bay and I felt like my feet could get hooked in there.. I don't think center of gravity will be a problem at all.. I will be running it solo mainly on long trips and have gear piled in the front and back on the floor.. I can easily ship my oars, I made sure to test that fist thing..

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I have an old small 10.5 NRS raft with a similar speedrail frame with a captains chair and 8' oars and it's pretty tight when things get busy. To me that looks like a lot of sharp edges and a high center of gravity. I would suggest trying to use some of the space in your foot well by either making a drop floor to strap boxes to, or look at some of the river co's that sell drop hangers for ammo cans and hang between the bars. I run a 6 gallon water jug on its side next to me on one side and my rig bag on the other side so I have plenty of room to ship my oars if needed.

Just my .02 cents but we all get to do it our own way.

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Old 08-08-2016   #152
 
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I was able to get the Storm out for a couple multi-day trips in July. Floated the Grand Ronde in July with the better half and then did a solo fishing trip on the lower Deschutes. On the Grand Ronde, we loaded down the boat with quite a bit of gear. Two five-gallon buckets, two large dry bags with gear, a large duffel bag and two small dry bags with personal items and food. The front bay held a 45 Grizzly cooler as the front seat and we also brought along a Yeti hopper for beer, a roll-a-table, and a 10L water jug. The boat handled great with all the gear, not noticeably different than without camping gear. On the lower D I brought much less gear. Cooler, basic camping stuff and fishing gear. The bigger water was no problem. For solo fishing trips and the occasional couples adventure, I am very happy the Storm and RBW frame.
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Old 08-24-2016   #153
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I have read over this thread a couple times and ended up with the Storm. The price was right leaving me some coin to get a nicer set of oars and frame. Stoked for it to be done next week.
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Old 08-24-2016   #154
 
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I have read over this thread a couple times and ended up with the Storm. The price was right leaving me some coin to get a nicer set of oars and frame. Stoked for it to be done next week.
You will love it!
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Old 08-24-2016   #155
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anyone run two people and gear on a multiday trip? Wondering how it performs loaded down. Looks like gjoll had a good load of gear on.
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Old 08-24-2016   #156
 
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I ran hells canyon with two and it was great... only a three day trip but we where plenty light and had lots of extra space.. had a paddle for the passenger up front for the big stuff. I will post a pic of that set up and also my 7 day rig on the middle fork solo.

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Old 09-05-2016   #157
 
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Finally had a minute to get back to my frame and do some work. Got everything tack welded, just need to figure out the bracing on the oar towers and decide how big to make the box.
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Old 09-06-2016   #158
 
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Looks great!

Here's a photo of my Storm from this summer. This is on the S Fork of the Snake - setting my dear old dad down in a good fishing hole.



I ended up upgrading the original fencepost+speed rail frame with some schedule 40 aluminum bought off the buzz and a couple of low pros on the back bar so that I can use a rowers seat with a single cross bar.

Cooler works great for the angler to sit on. Plenty high for a vantage point. You really don't need to stand to fly fish effectively from this boat, although sometimes I do to keep up appearances. I'd like to get a lighter cooler to balance the weight up front a little bit better, but otherwise this is a great setup for my purposes.
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Old 10-01-2016   #159
 
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Anyone know if a yeti 65 cooler will fit in a storm?
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Old 10-02-2016   #160
 
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Anyone know if a yeti 65 cooler will fit in a storm?
I have a 45. Based on measurements the inside width of the tubes is 26" and the yeti 65 is 29.5".

My 45 has served me well as a seat and for overnight trips... might pick up a Yeti Hopper30 (or similar) if I want to take more beer on a trip.
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