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Old 06-15-2014   #871
 
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It is a Sailor. The same day it arrived I saw yours for sale. Haha. Anyway I like the color and mine came with 4 butterfly latches so I am happy with it. I haven't had oar towers move on me either and was debating on keeping the 10" to be sure as well but the local shop gave me full $$ back on them as they are back ordered and in high demand. I am fairly certain I need the 8".


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Old 06-15-2014   #872
 
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I went with 10"- and I've got em maxed out as high as I can. I do row from a seat bracket and tractor seat- 15' boat and 10' oars. My towers spun badly, right above a big rapid. I had my socket set and buttoned them up. The new design has ribs that oppose the u bolt. I think those ribs are a little too smooth- and once I'd been torquing those oars a little, they worked themselves loose. No biggie- as long as you're ready to deal with it.

Boat looks awesome, Jim. Where do you plan to fish it?

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Old 06-15-2014   #873
 
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Thank you. Have fished the lower Madison twice with it now and will soon be on the Big Hole , Missouri, Yellowstone well most of the semi local rivers around here. I will also be joining some buzzards on the Middle Fork in early July and although I won't have the fishing seats on I will still be fishing out of it.


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Old 06-15-2014   #874
 
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Nice! I have a 14' cat for fishing. This one was a multiday/party barge. I've fished all those rivers at one time or another. Finally got out on the Big Horn last year- but just to wade for a few hours after work. Had a fantastic evening get on the Missouri last season. BWOs and brown snouts for miles......

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Old 06-16-2014   #875
 
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I've enjoyed this thread so thought I'd post pics of my new boat. I love this setup.

Sotar SL 14'
DRL River Roamer 3 powder coated frome
Yeti cooler
Eddy-out dry boxes that latch in
9'6" Sawyer Squaretops
Drop Stitch floor

Handled like a dream....very happy
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Old 06-16-2014   #876
 
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It is a Sailor. The same day it arrived I saw yours for sale. Haha. Anyway I like the color and mine came with 4 butterfly latches so I am happy with it. I haven't had oar towers move on me either and was debating on keeping the 10" to be sure as well but the local shop gave me full $$ back on them as they are back ordered and in high demand. I am fairly certain I need the 8".


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You must have nabbed the last Sailor. I tried to get a new one, but they were all gone. I'll keep the one I have. I got the butterfly latches, but so far it looks like the old ones might just work after all. I sure wish there were other coolers in that size range that were longer instead of taller, and had a substantial lip for cross bar support like the Sailor.
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Old 06-18-2014   #877
 
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I've enjoyed this thread so thought I'd post pics of my new boat. I love this setup.

Sotar SL 14'
DRL River Roamer 3 powder coated frome
Yeti cooler
Eddy-out dry boxes that latch in
9'6" Sawyer Squaretops
Drop Stitch floor

Handled like a dream....very happy
Looks Awesome! How's the seat hight with that flip seat on top of the dry box?
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Old 06-18-2014   #878
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Looks Awesome! How's the seat hight with that flip seat on top of the dry box?
He doesn't know it is his first boat so he hasn't rowed anything setup correctly, I can tell you those eddy out boxes are dangerous on the handles and are slashers when you are getting thrown around in the boat, or walking in the boat and slip and cut your ankle and they love to eat shins in camp.
bring your tape measure and tools for your oar stands. Nice boat, you will upgrade the frame once you get serious

When you stand up and row the backs of your legs will be getting thrashed by the round pipe and sharp bolts STICKING OUT from under your seat. People really need to look at safety when throwing these cheapo frames together. The seat bracket just wears on the top of the dry box. All around poor design
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Old 06-18-2014   #879
 
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Orto- my hope is that i never get so "serious" that I'm posting dumb things about other peoples boats on a forum. This is river rafting after all, i appreciate passion but we're not delivering babies here dude.....settle down.

Mowgli- Seat height seems to be fine. I'm 6'1" and the 10" towers seem to be perfect. After looking at a few pics from the maiden voyage, I maybe should have gone with 6" longer oars to get a little more depth, but it did great and rowed like a champ so no complaints.

I can't wait to take her out again and tinker a little with the setup.....once I get my shins all healed up from those boxes jumping out at me in camp.
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Too funny, good for you "OregonWhitewater" for standing up for yourself. "Orto", if you want to tear people down, go on FB or get a Twitter account. Try giving some positive feedback instead of being a douche. O wait, he did say "Nice boat".
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