Originally Posted by Rich
I find the frame design on this one interesting.
The top side rail at the oar towers is not continuous, creating a possible hinge point.
I've always believed that the cataraft tube, not the side rail was more structural.
But I don't get the point of eliminating the continuous side rail to save a pound.
Seems it would be weaker for rotational force.
They did not do it to save a pound. They did it for ease or frame building. A lot of older cat and raft steel frames were this way. Just bend it keep going. It eliminated some welding and took some time out of the build.
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