Originally Posted by lncoop
Anyone ever done a private parties Paypal transaction?
Yes. No problem with that. In fact, it's the safest way to do a long-distance transaction.
Why don't you ask the seller if he can get better photos of the frame--maybe lean it against a wall so that you can see how it looks from above. I don't like the idea of trying to squeeze a dry box lengthwise in the frame, and there probably won't be room enough to do that anyway. I have an auxiliary frame that was designed to carry an ice chest in a paddle raft. I had a similar frame made specifically to carry a dry box. I can put that on just about any raft in front or behind the main frame.
You can see the cooler frame in the front of my 16' Vanguard on a recent Hells Canyon trip.