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Old 07-19-2013   #591
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This is the sweep....
What a rig. Thanks. I love to row standing up. Only got to do a bit of sweeping when I worked on the Mf and loved it.

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Old 07-19-2013   #592
 
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Hey that sweep boat is awesome...

Very impressive! Always amazed at the talent on the rivers...
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Old 07-19-2013   #593
 
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I've always wondered how you maneuver a sweep on the flat water or where the winds are more powerful than downriver current. It looks like you might have towers on regular oar positions. yes/no? If you don't swap where you row from, how to you get thru the flats?
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I've always wondered how you maneuver a sweep on the flat water or where the winds are more powerful than downriver current. It looks like you might have towers on regular oar positions. yes/no? If you don't swap where you row from, how to you get thru the flats?
That is why you can only take sweep boats on rivers with a continuous gradient like those I mentioned. Even so, sometimes it is necessary to turn the boat sideways and row with the sweeps. Yes I have oar towers for rowing the Grand Canyon and also if I break a sweep or the wind is really nasty. I am stubborn about not using the oars when I am sweeping. It is a PITA to change from sweeps to oars.
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Old 07-25-2013   #595
 
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NRS Universal 66' x 120' frame just arrived down under! Spent the last hour (6 cans of VB) or so setting it up. I know a lot of you guys have seen this setup before, but down here there would be less than a dozen Cats running Rivers in the Sth East of OZ. This Chariot is gonna open some eyes to what is really out there. More beer...
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Old 07-25-2013   #596
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NRS Universal 66' x 120' frame just arrived down under! Spent the last hour (6 cans of VB) or so setting it up. I know a lot of you guys have seen this setup before, but down here there would be less than a dozen Cats running Rivers in the Sth East of OZ. This Chariot is gonna open some eyes to what is really out there. More beer...
Looks good! You have a kid, take some plywood and make walking platforms on the sides. The single rail frames are bad for kids to walk on them.
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Old 07-25-2013   #597
 
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NRS Universal 66' x 120' frame just arrived down under! Spent the last hour (6 cans of VB) or so setting it up. I know a lot of you guys have seen this setup before, but down here there would be less than a dozen Cats running Rivers in the Sth East of OZ. This Chariot is gonna open some eyes to what is really out there. More beer...
Too bad you didn't have NRS sneak some good old American Beer in with the order. VB is ok but you need to come up to Beervana for a visit.
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barged up on the San Juan at Mendenhall's Cabin. my boat is the one with the tan bimini

looks like a shit show from above

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My boats on the Usumacinta River 1990

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Aire 156D

It took whole winter tweaking 30 minutes here and there in the garage. Still a few more adjustments to be made in the oar geometry, but the boat is really coming together.

The stern section will have Barney bag. I ill be installing a 8' bimini top for the family multiday trip coming up. The black pole in the back is my $10 gopro mount using toilet seat flange. I also built a stow away ladder system that will come out on flat water. The boat will be carrying 1 adult and 3-4 little passengers.

The second photo shows the day frame configuration. I had AAA build two side rails that would convert the setup for day runs with 1-2 thwarts for paddlers. Keeping the width the same, I didn't have to change oar geometry.

I belong to minimalist camp when it comes to what goes on the boat. Trying to keep it clean and organized. No ammo cans or buckets strapped to the frame. Want to ride with style. Just finished carpeting an aluminum trailer with marine carpet. The whole set up fits nicely on a 8'8" long bed.
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