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Old 03-20-2013   #331
 
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Wouldn't a pitch fork be lighter?
Yeah but my pitchfork doesn't match- it's green

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Old 03-20-2013   #332
 
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How bout a blem spine board from trauma technology? I think they are 79$ +shipping. I'm thinking about one for my boat to add more deck space.
Blem Spine Board BBBLEM | Trauma Technologies - EMS Spineboard and medical products

No sharp edges, probably decent weather resistance. (2) x 16" = 32". Between oar towers on a ~72" wide frame, you'd have 36-40" between the boards for drybox, cooler, and rower's bay.

If you sacrificed it to a real emergency, cost wouldn't be an issue.

Would be slick if one could choose colors. Love the red/blue "tie dye" and the glow in the dark boards.

I assume they're rotomolded plastic and float? You know someone would steal it to run Class II.
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Old 03-20-2013   #333
 
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I wanna get in on this!

I too just built a new rig. It's my 4th boat to build and by far my favorite. It's a 15' NRS Otter and a base Compact Outfitter frame with an extra crossbar and extra long side rails. The rest I built or salvaged here or there.

I found the bimini top on Amazon for $100 and bought the mount kit from Sunbrero for about $40. I cut solid wood deck, side decks, and floor from one 4'x8' sheet. I manage a body shop so I used my resources and tried something new, I sealed, primed, and clear coated the side decks and the front deck.

I built the boat in honor of my fallen river compadre, my white lab Cody, so I tricked out the side decks with his image and name of the boat. The drop floor is stained and 6 coats of marine sealer. We'll see how it all holds up.

Want to thank Pete at White Water West for all his guidance on this one and for happily taking all my money. Some great boat porn on this thread! Thank y'all for all the ideas!
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Old 03-20-2013   #334
 
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I too just built a new rig. It's my 4th boat to build and by far my favorite. It's a 15' NRS Otter and a base Compact Outfitter frame with an extra crossbar and extra long side rails. The rest I built or salvaged here or there.

I found the bimini top on Amazon for $100 and bought the mount kit from Sunbrero for about $40. I cut solid wood deck, side decks, and floor from one 4'x8' sheet. I manage a body shop so I used my resources and tried something new, I sealed, primed, and clear coated the side decks and the front deck.

I built the boat in honor of my fallen river compadre, my white lab Cody, so I tricked out the side decks with his image and name of the boat. The drop floor is stained and 6 coats of marine sealer. We'll see how it all holds up.

Want to thank Pete at White Water West for all his guidance on this one and for happily taking all my money. Some great boat porn on this thread! Thank y'all for all the ideas!
Hate to be critical cause overall it looks good. However if you try and ship your oars, you will hit your bimini poles. If you broadside something while shipping your oars, the oar will likely ruin the bimini. Did you try mounting the bimini just in front of the oar stands? I'm assuming where you have it you can clear your mound of gear.

I run an 8' long one mounted on the footbar of my 18' cat. It shades the front passengers and if I'm mindful of my position on the river, i can stay in the shade too. I can also hop on the cooler behind my seat/drybox and see over the top while scouting. Of course, 18' cat

Btw i like the bends in the bimini poles. Makes for a nice compact fold down
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Red rafter- LOVE the Codeman touch, oh those sweet labs...
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Old 03-21-2013   #336
 
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Thanks!

The clearance issue with the bimini top is a critique of my own. Its mainly there for float trips and extended adventures like Deso. I haven't had a chance to paddle it yet - but I have run a couple imaginary rivers in the back yard and if I cross stow the paddles, I still have comfortable leg room and the top is no issue. We'll see. Thanks lhowemt on the Codeman thing! I still have another 13 yr old lab that is wondering when she'll get her boat.
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Laura, your rig is truly amazing!!


Red rafter, great job on yours as well. How much for the rowers seat pad? I sit on my dry box too and use a sleep pad doubled up, but I was thinking of a JPW pad for future trips.
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Thanks - JPW will custom make any pad you want, any size, any thickness, w/ or w/out eyelits, w/ or w/out valves. The one I have took three years of begging and pleading from me to a local raft shop - JPW used to make sample pads for their dealers and that is a 4" thick sample pad - fits perfectly.
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Old 03-21-2013   #339
 
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Beautiful setup, red-rafter.

My almost 14yo and 9yo Labs are also envious.
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The stylin' orange cooler is from Canyon Coolers.
What do you think of the Canyon cooler quality wise? I'm interested in their 105. I'm also thinking about the Engel 123 if anyone has any experience w/ those.
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