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Old 07-12-2013   #581
 
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Looks great! Why did you piss on it in "raft3.jpg"? :0
Pretty sure I didn't, but it certainly does look like I had just finished peeing on it, huh?

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Old 07-12-2013   #582
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It happens.
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Damn fine looking rig; tight and clean
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Old 07-12-2013   #584
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All kidding aside, that really is a sweet setup - for a Colorado rafter
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Old 07-13-2013   #585
 
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Some pictures from along the way.

The boxes are not secured yet and do not have the SeaDek pads, but you can see how they hang, and the lack of D-rings along the side.
Did down river make the boxes too?
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Old 07-13-2013   #586
 
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Here is my 15 ft, DRE on ladore. I should have straightend up the place after seeing that highside.
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Old 07-13-2013   #587
 
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You're lucky it came with the d-rings on the bow and stern next to the Hyside logo. Many of their boats (mine included) don't even have those d-rings. I sure do love an organized boat.....looks great.
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Old 07-14-2013   #588
 
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G'Day -
Just shipped over a new Aire Jag and can't wait for her maiden voyage. I currently have a 11-12 foot Incept Cat that loves steep and narrow rivers/creeks. Australia's rivers (Especially in the sth east) are mostly shallow and narrow, and low volume which involves a lot of spinning, bouncing of rocks/walls and defensive paddling. With the Jag, I am wondering where I should have my oar mounts positioned. Looking at a lot of pics and vids on youtube etc, I see a lot of people sitting towards the front of their chariots rather than the center. Any advice? I guess that it will take some time to work out exactly what i feel is the best for me and the vessel, but still interested into why sit so far forward...

Once the old girl is mounted and loaded, I will produce some good old fashion down under rig porn for ya viewing.
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Old 07-14-2013   #589
 
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Weight forward helps in bigger rapids and holes--like high-siding, you want to get your mass past the sticky spot to get into cleaner water downriver. Weight back means a backsurf, pearl, or flip.

You often see paddler forward on day trip setups where there is no gear load to place forward.

It's also more fun and splashier!
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Old 07-19-2013   #590
 
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Sweep

This is the sweep I have been tweaking since I built it in 2008. There are only a few rivers that are suitable for sweeps, but they are lots of fun. I have been down the MFS 7x and done day floats on the McKenzie in Oregon. I think it would also work on the Grande Ronde, although I haven't tried it yet. I also have rowed it down the Grand Canyon twice.

The boat is based on 20' x 30" Momentum tubes I bought off of Craigslist cheap. I built a 12' long, one bay, double rail frame with a full length diamond plate floor. The floor sagged over time so I added a crossbar with droppers 4' from the rear.

The sweeps are made from broken oars spliced with aluminum pipe. I started with Carlisles for the lower portion, but upgrade to fiberglass Sawyers after a sweep failure. The shafts are 12 ft long + the blades. I started with Carlisle blades but have since made by own. The front blade is two pieces of plastic coated plywood sandwiched around a wood oar blade and secured with sheetrock screws. The rear blade is aluminum welded to the blade shaft from a Carlisle. Both blades are filled with foam-in-a-can to increase buoyancy. I carry 11' oars in case I break a sweep or it is too windy.

I started with oarlocks because that is what I had, but soon realized that was a mistake and switched to pins and clips. Important safety tip from experience - secure the sweeps with a strap or you will be skewered.

I have about $3,000 into the project so far.
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