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Old 07-29-2016   #1
 
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Seat too high

I just got an NRS 13 foot Otter, with an NRS fishing frame. My dry box and cooler ( wanna seats) are 16 inches high and with floor clearance they are about 6-8 inches above frame. Rowing is most uncomfortable. Help.

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Old 07-29-2016   #2
 
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Get taller oar towers
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Old 07-29-2016   #3
 
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That could be a sketchy feeling! On a small boat when you're sitting up high, if you take any lateral hits, it's going to feel like you're going to get pitched out of the boat. I'm curious to hear what suggestions the buzzards have for you.


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I agree with whiskey river. Since it is a fishing frame, rowing big water should not be an issue. I would be talking to NRS they sold it, they should have a solution for you.
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taller oar towers or a shorter cooler or dry box to row from..
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Old 07-29-2016   #6
 
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I had the same issue in a 13' trib. First I got 10" towers and it still wasnt right. Then I made a seat bracked that goes right on the frame crossbars and used a drop bag under it for day trips and really liked it. I finally had a shallow dry box made to get my seat height down on multi days. Sitting up high I had my oars in my knees, couldnt get my oars up out of the water far enough when I wanted to, and was being thrown around the boat a lot even in smaller rapids. Gettiing my seat height down made a huge difference in all of those problems but did reduce my dry box capacity considerably.
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Old 07-29-2016   #7
 
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We upgraded to a 14' raft with larger tubes and more floor clearance.
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We upgraded to a 14' raft with larger tubes and more floor clearance.
Like a Boss. In retrospect I really shoud have gone that route
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Like a Boss. In retrospect I really shoud have gone that route
We'll a 13' otter is a good start. Better than no boat! I think we kept ours for only 2 years. We got it used, and it was a good deal and it got us into boating. It was also a bit small for our pack of dogs..... we took 4 dogs on a flat water trip on it, LOL!

Taller towers will help a lot. Dre has ones they will make to any height. Even with our 14' boat, sitting on the cooler puts us a bit high. We have the Dre ones on this boat now
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Old 07-30-2016   #10
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You can send me a message if you like for a phone number, I know a guy in Oregon who can help you with that, he helped me out and others who messaged me here said he is the best frame setup guy in the biz. He fixed up my rowing situation and built me a new footbar. I had my NRS frame way out of wack and didnt even realize it was the reason my elbows were sore, he looked at my frame and asked me "are your elbows giving you trouble at the end of the day". He has lots of different sized dryboxes to get a good rowing position.
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