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Old 06-17-2013   #551
 
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My new Diggs

I bought this primarily because my dad is getting old to be walking rivers fishing. But without the fishing gear, It Bombs the river! Im pretty stoaked. Riverbooat works did a fantastic job with the frame. Got an umbrella, cargo net, and overnight gear for it too. LOVE the water!
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Old 06-17-2013   #552
 
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I bought this primarily because my dad is getting old to be walking rivers fishing. But without the fishing gear, It Bombs the river! Im pretty stoaked. Riverbooat works did a fantastic job with the frame. Got an umbrella, cargo net, and overnight gear for it too. LOVE the water!
Nice rig. What size is it?
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Old 06-17-2013   #553
 
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Nice rig. What size is it?
Its a 13'. I thought about getting a bigger raft, but fishing through the summer requires running some skinny water. And honestly it seems to hold plenty of gear for multi day trips. For just 2 maybe 3 people its sure been cool.
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Old 06-18-2013   #554
 
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I got most of my ideas from this thread so here is my finished product

Feedback is needed and welcome to finish her off

Raft:aire143d
Frame:recretec odyssey steel breakdown
Boards: 1x pine routered edges and 4 layers marine spar varnish
Cooler: 125qt canyon outfitter
Dry box: recretec 36in
Rear bag: whitewater designs pacific river bag large
Oars: 9.5ft cataract

Do I need to have a thwart under my rowers seat to keep the gear stack where it belongs? Eventually this will be a dry box but $$$ is running low on the project now and her maiden voyage is next week.

I have a 7 gallon water jug that straps to the board up by the passenger.

I am looking for a way to mount two 20mm ammo cans (one on each side) to the boards near the rower. I would like it to be strapless and still have access to open them while mounted. Any ideas here?

Any other thought or things I might need or want to consider.
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Do I need to have a thwart under my rowers seat to keep the gear stack where it belongs?

i would run the rear thwart for lateral stability in the boat and to keep the gear pile in the place

when you buy the dry box it will serve both these purposes
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Old 06-18-2013   #556
 
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I'd put a drop bag there, or swap a drop bag with one of the front boxes. No need for a thwart with a frame.
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Old 06-18-2013   #557
 
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IdahoRK- Nice rig! Very similar to the size I am running. Curious why you chose the large Pacific River Bag though? I would like one but am not sure which size to go with. Cheers.
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Old 06-18-2013   #558
 
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ditch the seat, sit on the cooler or dry box and get a drop bag and cover it with a board (a bilge) that you can also fashion into a table. Check out my rig in post #183. there is no drop bag in my picture but you can get the idea.
You can run straps thru the handles and under the ammo can and siderails. If you stare at it long enough you will figure out how to strap the ammocans and still be able to access them.
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IdahoRK- Nice rig! Very similar to the size I am running. Curious why you chose the large Pacific River Bag though? I would like one but am not sure which size to go with. Cheers.
I went with a large based on what a friend recommended. However after your post/question I got to thinking maybe that is to big? So down to cascade I went to exchange for a small. Whitewater designs recommends small for boats under 14'6" and large for over 14'6" based on this I went with a small. So I get home and put the small in the raft and well it is just that...SMALL! the straps barely fit to the D rings and when they do with about an inch to spare the floor rides way to high. Not to mention that the middle steel rings can't even be used to hold the mid way point of the bag open for gear. I'll be going back tomorrow and getting the large again. It is to big but at least you can still get the floor off of the raft floor and use the whole size of the bag by using the middle rings.

Anyone else experience this with these bags and a 14 foot boat? A medium size would be just right... Hint hint whitewater designs.
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ditch the seat, sit on the cooler or dry box and get a drop bag and cover it with a board (a bilge) that you can also fashion into a table. Check out my rig in post #183. there is no drop bag in my picture but you can get the idea.
You can run straps thru the handles and under the ammo can and siderails. If you stare at it long enough you will figure out how to strap the ammocans and still be able to access them.
I actually used your boat for inspiration when I made the boards... I had a picture of it on the phone so I could look frequently. The original plan was to make a few L cuts similar to yours and integrate a table out of an old backboard but decided not to as I couldn't find suitable legs without any sharpe edges. What legs did you put on your table? That and with the pacific river bag I figured I have enough mesh storage as is... Why add more? Especially seeing that I could use another dry box/kitchen box more in that last available bay which is the plan in the future unless I can be convinced to do the dropbag/table.
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