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Old 08-31-2012   #141
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I finally have a real raft! 13' RMR, 2011 model.

I'm not done but I'm building my equipment horde in pieces. It's maiden voyage will be a 3-day leisurely late-season float down a section of the Athabasca River in Central Alberta. It's set up for a paddle crew of two right now, and I will be adding an oar set-up later (probably in this off season).
Not trying to be downer Debbie here but I see lots and lots of sharp edges that I don't want in paddle compartment with me. You are also eliminating getting on the side tubes of the raft or other paddle configurations. Lot of weight for a paddle rig.

Maybe because it's leisurely you won't get tossed around. I think of a strong headwind....you will want your wife across from you so you can match up your stroke better to get downstream. Maybe I am overthinking it, but I like paddle boats light. Less work. Better. Beer weight allotment rises as rig weight goes down.

Still bring your cooler just strap some foam to the bottom and let it sit on side of the thwart on the floor.

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While I was rigging it up, I became concerned enough about the rough finish on the decking to remove it. The edges can be sanded pretty easily by hand, and I'll likely try that and try to remove the traction finish some other time, but for now it's staying at home.

Still running the frame, but no decking. There about a 0.02% chance of a flip here but I like to be prepared, and it's good rigging practice.
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Hammock stand...

Something I put together for our Grand trip over the summer. Worked out stellar....
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Old 08-31-2012   #144
 
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Something I put together for our Grand trip over the summer. Worked out stellar....
I like the design alot. I think I would try to make the middle pole adjustable with a pin to have the 2 outside bars go up directly vertical. And then use them as a dual purpose flag or umbrella holder of some sort.
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Old 08-31-2012   #145
 
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14 Ft ultra rig

Check out this rig, its pretty dope.
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dang peak, that's a nice looking raft
but i'm biased
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dang peak, that's a nice looking raft
but i'm biased
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 09-02-2012   #148
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Some of these boats remind me of this...



You guys need to ease up on the gear.
No Doubt!


My Grand Canyon rig last year and again in a few weeks.. 1 human, $$$$ in Camera gear, buttery oars, and a Urethane Prototype raft that weighs in at 75 lbs.

Notice the waterline
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Old 09-02-2012   #149
 
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Where did you get that ladder on the middle left picture?
Tuff River Stuff sells one that is a little less bulky, designed for a raft rather than a lake motorboat
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My Grand Canyon rig last year and again in a few weeks.. 1 human, $$$$ in Camera gear, buttery oars, and a Urethane Prototype raft that weighs in at 75 lbs.
Dang-o bro! Might as well be a bloody kayaker! So, were you pooping in a tube, drinking only liquor, and eating only dehydrated space food? Or just making everyone else haul all your crap...

ps. looks like a great creeking rig! on the GC though I am super happy to push a giant heavy pig, that thing looks like a cork on big water!
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