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Old 05-12-2012   #111
 
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Tom, you sleeping on tables? Decks? Etc,, my new rig is an 18', maravia, won't get into to many details till its all together, but the plan is a 160 in the front bay, followed by two rows of six Ammos, in drops decked with partner steel tables, for a sleeping platform. The cans will still be under deck, and thinking, that a small fab job, would fit profile of 2 cans between the tables, to allow a vertical support for a black diamond mega mid , your thoughts?



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Old 05-12-2012   #112
 
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two decks...

Hi OB, the boat we camped on was a rental and had two hatches side by side, one opening to the bow, the other to the footwell. We both don't like sleeping crossways to the boat, as our pillows keep heading off the boat, and i am a tall guy...

Your rig sounds like a great gear hauler and should work just fine!

We have a 16ft Achilles bucket boat that we really like and have used a bunch on rivers big and small. We removed the thwarts, and I built a simple speedrail frame with front hatch wide enough for rocket boxes, a footwell, and cooler bay. Built a second hatch to rig behind the cooler bay, also big enough to hold rockets. The hatch covers are 3/4" pressure treated plywood. We sleep a lot on this boat. We remove the two hatch covers and place them side by side with the ends abutting the cooler. Our pacco pads fill the space up to the top of the cooler and our pillows abut the front flare of the boat so they don't fall overboard in the night. here are a few photos. As you can see, the same tent fits well bow to stern. Can't tell you how much we abuse that mountain Hardware tent, and it just keeps on ticking. 30 to 40 days a year we sleep in this tent, on or off the boat. Best investment we ever made, also the most expensive tent we have ever purchased...
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Tom, I love you second photo. We camped at the same spot. The day we got there, we set out chairs in the water and had a great time hanging out, the next morning was not si happy when we spent an hour dragging rafts back to the water.
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Old 05-12-2012   #114
 
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Tri, we spun the boats back into the water no trouble. Maybe you had greased the skids for us? Either way, once the boats were floating, i took the attached photo of Duwain Whitis. Lots of fun! Sorry, we are off topic. Oh well. How come this thread has not slipped into boat porn showing boats flipping? ? ?
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We had one boat captain that thought he had us beat and moved his boat to the deep water before we went to bed. Here is what he woke up too... it was much easier spinning our boats
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Old 05-12-2012   #116
 
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Wow! I hadn't seen that parking job at Randy's Rock before. Here are two photos of boats parked on rocks. All ended well in both cases. The red Achilles... uh... my sweetie's red Achilles... is draped over a rock on river right in the riffle just below Kwagunt. The blue boat is a friend parked on the Havasu boulder pile... enjoy!
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Holy cow, the" guy" thought he was fixing' ya, and wound up with that?

Yikes.. Good shots to all!!!
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Started to get the rig setup for the summer, the back bay is either my seat for running day trips or the bay for the dry box.


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Started to get the rig setup for the summer, the back bay is either my seat for running day trips or the bay for the dry box.


What's with the diagonal strap on the table? What are your thoughts on the Pulse rack system? Outside of their website, I've never seen anyone using it.
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Here is a monstrosity that we put together for a raft race at the Salmon Riverfest last weekend. Handled like a champ but the crew just couldn't get it together... dead last


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