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Old 01-16-2013   #181
 
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Although not seeing as much of a clown/circus motif as that of Rastafarian variety, although maybe I'm just seeing what I want to see, eh?
I would agree with this. Perhaps his helmet could have dreads. And I think this clip seems more fitting.


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Old 01-16-2013   #182
 
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grand canyon december 2012, 18' aire cat, 3 people
one raft, 25 days, one kayak, one SUP. river sauna was great. grover hanger gave us more space in the main frame.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-17-2013   #183
 
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finally! but it is still too early

I finally had enough gear to see what my new rig might look like. But all this has caused is unbearable anticipation for its maiden voyage. I set this up a few days ago and by the looks of it I still have a way too go. but since it is not snowing, I'll spend my time in the garage.

The boat is a 13' RMR, NRS compact outfitter (4 bays), and the side rails and floor were made from 3/4" plywood left over from my brothers wood shop. I still need to put some drain holes and rigging holes in the floor and varnish all over.
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Old 01-17-2013   #184
 
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I finally had enough gear to see what my new rig might look like. But all this has caused is unbearable anticipation for its maiden voyage. I set this up a few days ago and by the looks of it I still have a way too go. but since it is not snowing, I'll spend my time in the garage.

The boat is a 13' RMR, NRS compact outfitter (4 bays), and the side rails and floor were made from 3/4" plywood left over from my brothers wood shop. I still need to put some drain holes and rigging holes in the floor and varnish all over.
That's a great setup, almost identical to my 14ft. A buddy of mine with a 13ft, puts two rocket boxes (groover and groover stuff) in the bay where you have decking. He puts the rocket boxes in the back, sits on a cooler in the middle and passengers sit on the dry box in the front.
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Old 01-18-2013   #185
 
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grand canyon december 2012, 18' aire cat, 3 people
one raft, 25 days, one kayak, one SUP. river sauna was great. grover hanger gave us more space in the main frame.
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That Sauna is cool. What was it originally? Utility shelter?

I'm tempted to find an ice house and do the same thing.
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Old 01-18-2013   #186
 
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MT4, it is a utility shelter, something you would see over a manhole with guys working in the street. Fire retardant material. Ice house structures usually have a sled built in which is material you really don't need and typically the sled is integral to the wall structure. I found the utility tent on Craigslist. The stove I made from a ammo can. Search the buzz for "river sauna" for my old thread.
I'm gonna build a new stove out of aluminum so it's lighter and replace the steel
Tent poles with aluminum as well.

Raft rigging, I'd suggest the ammo cans in the captains area be suspended from frame rails leaving space under them for drainage and for access to unbuckle the lid latch without having to remove the can's rigging. Remember your floor will move some if it is just hung from the frame. Holes in the floor will act as blow holes in the cockpit which for winter trips will be no bueno.
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I finally had enough gear to see what my new rig might look like. But all this has caused is unbearable anticipation for its maiden voyage. I set this up a few days ago and by the looks of it I still have a way too go. but since it is not snowing, I'll spend my time in the garage.

The boat is a 13' RMR, NRS compact outfitter (4 bays), and the side rails and floor were made from 3/4" plywood left over from my brothers wood shop. I still need to put some drain holes and rigging holes in the floor and varnish all over.
My seat height is similar to yours, I had to use taller oar towers to clear my boxes, coolers, and knees.
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My seat height is similar to yours, I had to use taller oar towers to clear my boxes, coolers, and knees.
thanks for the insight. I was thinking the same thing. I may have to dish out for some taller mounts. These are 8" what do you run? Will the 10" NRS oar mounts work or should I just dish for the DRE set up?
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thanks for the insight. I was thinking the same thing. I may have to dish out for some taller mounts. These are 8" what do you run? Will the 10" NRS oar mounts work or should I just dish for the DRE set up?
8" may work fine, I thought they were the 6" ones. I bought the 11" DREs but when fully seated they are only about 9.5" above the frame tube.
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thanks for the insight. I was thinking the same thing. I may have to dish out for some taller mounts. These are 8" what do you run? Will the 10" NRS oar mounts work or should I just dish for the DRE set up?
Fwiw My setup/geometry is completely different as all boats are. This is a 12' frame on an 18' cat


When i sat on a seat mounted on a drybox my 6" stock nrs oarlocks required converting to the 8" nrs. Turns out they are still a bit short. After trying a few washers to raise my cobras i realized i was just wearing out the brass shaft of the expensive cobra.

I got a pair of proloks. Among other things that i like is i wont have issues with an 11' oar popping out of the horns in the middle of the meat -- unless i really strike something that could otherwise destroy my oar then they should release.

They are stainless shafts, which i think should be much less likely to bend then brass. The welding is top notch. The construction is good. Stock they have about an extra inch of elevation than a cobra

I'm going to probably have to machine the oar stop to add a threaded bolt because the hose clamps they provide are not ww friendly. See pic. I will also cut off the wire snare tethers its more for flatwater driftboats. I'll stick with the nrs tethers.

I should easily be able to shim an extra inch or so of lift. Equiv to a 10" tower. I've been told that extra 2" can be done with a shim above the tower

I may have to eventually drill out the nrs tower and add bushings. I get the feeling the stainless is going to wear out the aluminum in the nrs towers.
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