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Old 02-25-2013   #241
 
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I plan on using the same 90deg bends i used on the perimeter of the frame to create hooped oar towers
I've used 1/2" black pipe for oarlock sleeves. Drill a 3/4" hole and weld in a 2" piece of that 1/2" black pipe. Drill the 1/2" pipe out to 5/8" and it will fit an oarlock perfectly.
For "adjustment", put in a 2nd (or 3rd) sleeve into your conduit hoop 2-3" ahead of (or behind) your primary hole. What's an extra $0.50 of steel compared to $100 towers.

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no plans yet... need to figure something out that is hopefully something less expensive then powder coating
POR-15 is pricey, but still a lot less than powdercoating. $45 for POR-15, same for their Hard Nose paint, and it will be enough to do several frames plus your ammo cans, table frame, etc. Figure $200+ for powdercoating.

Oh, and give the galvanized a quick wipe with muriatic (swimming pool) acid and it will oxidize the surface of the galv. Instead of being shiny and the paint not having good adhesion, the acid will dull the zinc and make the paint stick much better.

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i was welding outside and wearing a respirator.... feel safe about it
Just be aware--you should be fine. I weld outdoors but generally don't wear a respirator.

Just curious--flux core wire or gas? I use 0.30 solid wire and 25%Co2/75% Argon mix.

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Old 02-25-2013   #242
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A good start

Here is my new setup so far. It hasn't been on the water yet. It's a 13' Aire Tributary self bailer with a Recretec breakdown frame and a Recretec dry box with ethafoam top that will be used as a front passenger seat. 9.5' Cataract SGG oars with Sawyer Vpro ash blades. A high back rower's seat should make it comfortable. Still debating whether or not to drop the coin on a nice cooler like a Yeti or just get a larger Igloo for now. Still need some odds and ends but it's a good start i think.
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let me state again to please post your rigs so i don't accidentally take over this thread.

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I've used 1/2" black pipe for oarlock sleeves. Drill a 3/4" hole and weld in a 2" piece of that 1/2" black pipe. Drill the 1/2" pipe out to 5/8" and it will fit an oarlock perfectly.
For "adjustment", put in a 2nd (or 3rd) sleeve into your conduit hoop 2-3" ahead of (or behind) your primary hole. What's an extra $0.50 of steel compared to $100 towers.
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Oh, and give the galvanized a quick wipe with muriatic (swimming pool) acid and it will oxidize the surface of the galv. Instead of being shiny and the paint not having good adhesion, the acid will dull the zinc and make the paint stick much better.
thanks for the heads up!

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Just be aware--you should be fine. I weld outdoors but generally don't wear a respirator.

Just curious--flux core wire or gas? I use 0.30 solid wire and 25%Co2/75% Argon mix.
same here, i was using a hobart 135 handler with argon 75/25 and .3
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let me state again to please post your rigs so i don't accidentally take over this thread.
I have the tubing bent but not welded together yet. It will be an 84" long, 72" wide 4-bay double (outer rail) frame.

Previous was a 66" long, ~66" wide 3-bay double rail frame.

I also made a stern frame with the hoop towers:


And a short daytrip 2-bay that I could either run centered (rower bay behind cooler) or sit the rower's seat over the stern and run it as a stern frame.
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Here is my new setup so far. It hasn't been on the water yet. It's a 13' Aire Tributary self bailer with a Recretec breakdown frame and a Recretec dry box with ethafoam top that will be used as a front passenger seat.
Great boat. Mine's an '09 and it doesn't have the grab handles on the corners. Not so easy to carry by the d-rings. I need to add handles.

Does your Recretec have the butterfly latches to the frame?
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Question about these small rafts. , but how would this boat do on class III (Main Salmon in August/Alpine Canyon)? Properly loaded with one person. I know people do the Main Salmon in Mini-Me/Mini-Max, but is this a realistic expectation with a small raft? I have my 14 ft cat for whitewater, but if I ever wanted to try bigger stuff in the small raft, or let someone else row it on whitewater would this be nuts?
Can't speak from experience yet, but will try to push it down some lower volume class 3&4 this year to find out. I know there are peeps running some stout stuff r2 in these size boats.
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No. It just has 4 tabs that sit on top of the frame and then is held in by 2 straps. They have that option but it's quite a bit more expensive.
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No. It just has 4 tabs that sit on top of the frame and then is held in by 2 straps. They have that option but it's quite a bit more expensive.
Any room to cut a slot in your tabs so the straps hold the tabs to the frame--so you can open your drybox without unstrapping?

Or add footman loops to the box above the frame to strap it down to the frame.


By the way, last weekend I tried ER308L SS 0.23 wire in my MIG welder with C25 gas. It actually works pretty good if you have any SS projects. Back the parts up with a scrap of copper to absorb heat--and to puddle on if you get a burn-through.
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New Boat

My new Aire 156R urethane with DRE frame. Still working out a few details.
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That's a great idea. Something I hadn't thought about. It would be really nice to have easier access and from the looks of it, would be a pretty simple project. Thanks for the idea!
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