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Old 05-31-2014   #861
 
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Murdoch's has BAZTs......Big Assed Zip Ties

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Old 05-31-2014   #862
 
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My raft porn contribution ,Way to big of a cooler this year, I aquired this frame and nothing I have fits in it is only 38 inches in between
That looks like the 4CRS modular frame I had on my first cat, many years ago. Pretty shallow drop on it though. That looks like it will be hard to fit dry boxes and coolers without them being kinda high. I had mine on a JPW Flyer cat with 19 inch tubes, so a shallow frame worked on that cat.
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I used the Heavy Duty ones from Home Depot or Lowes that are rated at 175 lb. each. I'm currently using them to attach the cross boards on the top rail of my trailer. Snug, secure, and easy to remove when I want the cross boards off, and the sides on the trailer.
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My raft porn contribution ,Way to big of a cooler this year, I aquired this frame and nothing I have fits in it is only 38 inches in between

Looks like the same size Sotar tubes we have. 24-25'' x 16'? Is the cooler touching the tubes? Is so, there's not much you can do with that frame. If not, You may be able to cut those inner top frame tubes out and have a welder re-position them.

Our Sotar frame does not have any inner top frame tubes in the cooler bay and we can fit a Igloo 162 qt Marine cooler in the frame with plenty of clearance. The rest of the frame has 38.5'' between the top inner frame tubes. Of course, that's a butt ton of weight for a 16' cat. Fine for the Main, but you don't want all that weight on the MF.

We'll be selling our Sotar frame and dryboxes at the end of this season if you have any interest.
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The guy I aquired it from told me it was made by a guy near everett Washington,that's about all I know about it,it does have many ways to setup i been playing around with,I've always used nrs frame componets in the past to accommodate my gear and get dimensions the way I like, I just moved from wa to oregon though so I'm kinda stuck with this for a few more weeks until I get some extra cash again,loving the tubes though I had a green set similar to them back in 2007
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Well I finally have my boat mostly put together. I still need to put a floor in the rowers and rear bay. They are cut and sitting in my shop but I haven't varnished them yet. Actually I use a spar urethane. The wood is all ACX , with some alder and oak trims on the dry box. The dry box is 3/8 ply except the lid which is 3/4. I think 5/8 or even 1/2 would work but because it is totally without an internal frame it is pretty lite. To turn it into an extended trip frame all I need to do is loosen two lo pros in the front and two in the back and all that fishing business will come right off. I used whitewater machine works lo pros for all but the fishing components which are NRS. I really like that the side decks are only on the lo pros. It will make rigging super easy. I think I will most likely change a few things this winter but I think I have it dialed in fairly well. Click image for larger version

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Nice work. If you have kids or dogs (or both) they can run laps around that deck!
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Tip- bring a 1/2" socket on your first float. Those new grooved NRS towers will loosen up after just a little bit of rowing and need to be cinched down. DAMHIK

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Raft Porn Needed -Let's see them rigs!!!

Thanks guys. I really like the accessibility the deck offers and there are drop bags under the front and rear benches. I really wanted to give the person fishing in the rear somewhere to put gear and a bit more space than is usually allotted to that spot. So I used a DRE narrow drop bag and covered it with that deck. I still need to put a couple cup holders in those decks.
I always carry the tools needed to adjust and tighten any or most of the fasteners I have on the boat. Funny that you two are the first to comment as I gleaned a lot from both of you guys. Cat you helped me opt for my cooler and oar towers which incidentally I just swapped out for 8"ers. And Osseous I pretty much copied your side decks even got my fasteners from fastenal so thanks. I also owe Elk Haven some gratitude as he gave me the idea to even build a dry box myself out of wood. Anyway I had fun once I figured out where I was going with it.
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Thanks guys. I really like the accessibility the deck offers and there are drop bags under the front and rear benches. I really wanted to give the person fishing in the rear somewhere to put gear and a bit more space than is usually allotted to that spot. So I used a DRE narrow drop bag and covered it with that deck. I still need to put a couple cup holders in those decks.
I always carry the tools needed to adjust and tighten any or most of the fasteners I have on the boat. Funny that you two are the first to comment as I gleaned a lot from both of you guys. Cat you helped me opt for my cooler and oar towers which incidentally I just swapped out for 8"ers. And Osseous I pretty much copied your side decks even got my fasteners from fastenal so thanks. I also owe Elk Haven some gratitude as he gave me the idea to even build a dry box myself out of wood. Anyway I had fun once I figured out where I was going with it.


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I just swapped out mine for 8 inch as well. We're headed for the Main Salmon soon, so I'll see how they work. I was going to sell my 10 inch towers, but I think I'll keep them and throw them in the back of the truck. I can make sure I'm happy with the 8 inch at Corn Creek before we launch. Easy to switch out if needed. What cooler did you get? The Canyon Sailor? I always carry two socket sets. One in my captains bag for "one the go" stuff, and another in the repair kit just in case I drop one in the water (been there, done that). In all my years of using NRS frames, I've never had anything move. I hope the new towers hold true to that. So far, on a four day trip them didn't budge. We shall see.
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