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Old 06-26-2014   #911
 
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I looks like there is a strap slot cut in the dry box hang tabs so that the box can be strapped down to the cross bars without needing a strap over the entire box. Interesting idea.
Done properly, and it looks like it was, that set up also could mean reduced contact with the floor without webbing or other support ops.

The side buckles could mean reduced knee abuse.

There appears to be a carefully orchestrated uniformity to the cooler and dry box heights.

Disassembly for transport is cool and flexibility for paddle boating w/cooler a nice bit of genius.

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There appears to be a carefully orchestrated uniformity to the cooler and dry box heights.
Well - the dryboxes will be the same height as long at the tabs are welded properly. The cooler is just in a dropbag so I assume that's adjustable. In my rig I have the cooler significantly higher than the front table to act as a back rest for the front passengers.

It also works well to row from as a change of positions from the capt seat or if you want to row in tandem.
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Well - the dryboxes will be the same height as long at the tabs are welded properly. The cooler is just in a dropbag so I assume that's adjustable. In my rig I have the cooler significantly higher than the front table to act as a back rest for the front passengers.

It also works well to row from as a change of positions from the capt seat or if you want to row in tandem.
Do you have video surveillance for any strays trying to get into that cooler or is that restraint system enough?
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Lol wow, best frames out there using screw together fittings?? Look at the welding on your foot bar, its barely even up to mediocre. You mountain buzz people are easily impressed on here, it is the 21st century and you get excited over sticks and rocks construction that everyone else gave up except the schools using the fittings for bleachers . Anyone who lives in Oregon where some of the best frames in the rafting world are made and you are looking at a fitting frame like that out of colorado you are nuts! Will the frame be fun and work for you, of course but don't insult the real frame builders by calling assemblers of parts the best out there. I would like to see every frame manufacturer do a build off of the best wildest thing they could make for the same model boat and display them all at one event and let people judge them. That would be cool

QUOTE=jspoon14;366803]Downs River Equipment, they make some of the best frames out there and they are willing work with you on the design.
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Thats funny DRE frames are over rated over priced Lincoln log sets. I do like the ability to add or shorten bays depending on gear carried for specific trip. Make your own frame before you piss your money away at DRE.
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Do you have video surveillance for any strays trying to get into that cooler or is that restraint system enough?
There's actually only two loops straps holding the cooler in (the blue ones). The other front straps are from the SnS cover. It allows me to open the cooler and keep the cover strapped down so it doesn't fly off.
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Old 06-26-2014   #916
 
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Thats funny DRE frames are over rated over priced Lincoln log sets. I do like the ability to add or shorten bays depending on gear carried for specific trip. Make your own frame before you piss your money away at DRE.
I think all frames have their place. Wood, Hollaender/Nu-rail fittings (DRE), welded, and everything in between. I know I've reconfigured my rig at least 4 or 5 times - something I would have never been able to do on a welded frame. I also like the adaptability of being able to change my cooler, drybox size etc and not have to yet again weld.

That being said, a clean welded frame with fine welds is slick and beats just about any frame out there when it comes to a variety of factors.

It's all a matter of choice. This is more about functionality and aesthetics and it's not about safety so opinion, cost and desire drive these decisions.
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In a flip, are you gonna trust a couple of butterfly latches to hold onto your stuff? It may be neato- but you've gotta consider the possibilities.

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In a flip, are you gonna trust a couple of butterfly latches to hold onto your stuff? It may be neato- but you've gotta consider the possibilities.
Who are you referring to when you say the butterfly latches are holding the stuff in?
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Post 890 is one example

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Post 890 is one example
I agree that I would never trust a butterfly alone in a flip but I would also argue that setting stuff up in your garage is not the same as when you rig at the put in. I'd be interested to hear from him if he has additional straps over stuff at the put in.

I'm hesitant to rely on the butterfly on dry boxes. I'll do it on my captains box but with enough force I can pop most larger dryboxes butterflys open.
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