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Old 05-20-2015   #1
Bismarck, North Dakota
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rowing mini max sized boats

So who's doing it? I'm seriously thinking about it because I can't always get someone else to R2 with. Let's hear your experience and see them frames. I run II III rivers and like to take my booger eaters, they are 7 and 9 and don't really contribute much but love to go with.

Remember what the door mouse said.......................feed your head.........feed your head
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Old 05-20-2015   #2
Golden, Colorado
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I'll put a picture up after the weekend. AAA is making a single bay cooler frame for my gf and my mini-max. We're r2ing westy this weekend! not an oar frame but I am still excited about it.

Love to see some others

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Old 05-20-2015   #3
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good to go, but basic rowing defense skills apply, such as square-ing up to the waves, knowing when and how to ship oars properly and most importantly watching the downstream oar, watch sierra MAC/cherry creek videos on you tube, its all the same but scaled down. its a mini row boat haha cheers and be safe!
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Old 05-20-2015   #4
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I love rowing mini boats. 7 days on the salt in March was awesome Browns canyon at 4600 was a fun ride clear creek is also really fun to row.
Pool and a pond... Pond be good for you.
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Old 05-20-2015   #5
Vail, Colorado
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Kevin over at Riverboat Works in Salida, CO makes a killer mini max frame. Single or double bay with kickball and high/low back tractor seat. He's an awesome guy to work with and you won't have a bad impression after dealing with them. They also have Biminis made for mini max's that i would take advantage of if I had kids of my own on the boat with me to provide shade and comfort for a day of floating. I just picked my frame up from Kevin last friday, haven't had a chance to get it wet yet cause the winterish weather here in Vail is still kinda sticking around but I can take pics of frame tomorrow in daytime if you want to see it or you can just jump on their website and take a look.
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Old 05-21-2015   #6
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My wife ours our 9.5 tributary with my youngest booger eater all the time. She loves it. Really versatle little boat.
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Old 05-21-2015   #7
Boston Mountains, Arkansas
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I row a Puma, 11', maybe? NRS day frame. 8' oars. It's a bit wide but custom is not in my budget. Really fun to row.
Frame will work on a Super Puma, which will replace the Puma when it gives up the ghost.
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Old 05-21-2015   #8
Thronton, Colorado
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I made my own 3 bay frame for my mini. Have taken it on the San Juan a couple of times (there is a picture in the Boat Porn thread, post #256 I think). My wife and kids like rowing it, and it gives us just a little bit of extra space on those trips.

My frame has a small cooler in the one bay, the middle bay and a small dry box in the other bay. It is symmetrical, so you can sit on either the cooler or the dry box to row. The dry box sits higher, the cooler lower. Super versatile that way.

I tend to paddle it more than row though, and took it on Westy last year at 10,000. Probably the most fun I've had in a raft in a long time!

The mini-max is a super fun, super versatile little boat....
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Old 05-21-2015   #9
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Niwot, Colorado
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I bought a mini-max and the two bay frame from RBW last fall. I've only had the boat out once this spring R2ing. I'm really looking forward to rowing it this summer.
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Old 05-21-2015   #10
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My wife ours our 9.5 tributary with my youngest booger eater all the time. She loves it. Really versatle little boat.

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