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Old 08-09-2015   #1171
 
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Here's my latest boat, parked on the beach on a Main Salmon lunch stop.

It's a work in progress; still sorting out what all I want to do to tweak it.

looks damn nice to me. You could flip it and try to tweek it but she looks solid. Who built the frame? Very nicely laid out and low as she should be.

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Old 08-09-2015   #1172
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Thanks, I love it.

Dusty over at DRL in Albany OR built the frame. It's really sweet. The cooler bay is an open design, which is super flexible. I can rig it with a small day cooler or a large one, without having to change anything around. And yeah, I like everything low-slung, too.

I'm thinking about side rail decking, but I'm not sure yet how much I want to go with. Maybe just little decks by the dry boxes, or maybe longer. I'll have to play with it a while and see just what I want to end up with.
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Nice rig! got full length side boards on my 14 and really like them, tends to be an easy place for ammo cans and peli boxes, plus takin a leak.
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Old 08-09-2015   #1174
 
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Dusty is top notch. Love the white oars too. Don't go too low or you nigh tear your floor in low water. Been there done that.
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I love purple boats, wish my 20 year old wiliwaw was a brand new sotar though
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Do you have any photos without gear? I would mind seeing how that frame is made with that "flexible" cooler bay.

Link to website?

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Here's my latest boat, parked on the beach on a Main Salmon lunch stop.

It's a work in progress; still sorting out what all I want to do to tweak it.

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I'm interested to find out what people do who have their boat rigged without a table? Or maybe I just can't see it in many of the pictures when someone has two dryboxes. One of my bays is taken up with a large camp table over a drop bag...but I'm wondering how folks get around this? Do they just go with someone else that carries the table?
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Old 08-10-2015   #1178
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Do you have any photos without gear? I would mind seeing how that frame is made with that "flexible" cooler bay.

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I looked through my photos; I don't have any without gear that really show the frame well.

Here's Dusty's website, with a link to that frame (mine's slightly different, but close to stock):

DRL River Gypsies "River Roamer 3"
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Old 08-10-2015   #1179
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I'm interested to find out what people do who have their boat rigged without a table? Or maybe I just can't see it in many of the pictures when someone has two dryboxes. One of my bays is taken up with a large camp table over a drop bag...but I'm wondering how folks get around this? Do they just go with someone else that carries the table?
On that trip, I didn't need to bring a table. Other people on the trip had them. We did need a lot of dry storage, though, so I rigged with 2 dryboxes.

One of my projects this Winter is going to be to build a table that will fit that forward bay, and to get a drop bag for underneath. That way, I have some choices: drybox or table + wet storage. The table top will also serve as a seat for passengers on day trips. I don't imagine ever needing 2 dryboxes on day trips. Options are good.
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We rigged up 3 boats with hard lifetime tables lashed to the front bay (of 4) with cam straps. Slings were fashioned from bulk material supersaks on the front two bays, the front bay carried tents and other dry bagged camping gear while the second bay carried wood for campfires (we brought way too much for a 5 night trip).

The tables made a great platform for seating/standing. The second pic shows how two 15 gallon water barrels were cargo netted on either side of the rower's station. We were made believers in the Dewalt job box as a low cost dry box and solid platform for other cargo to be placed upon in the stern of the boats.

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