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Old 08-25-2011   #1
 
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The "perfect beverage holder" for a raft.

I cant take credit for this "perfect beverage holder" because I first saw Terry with one while rafting the North Fork John Day in the Blue's of Oregon. Pick up some schedule 40 in four inch black plastic pipe, a four inch cap, and a regular NRS u-bolt, assuming you have an NRS frame. Cut your pipe to the length of a beer coozy, drill holes in your cap (Gotta have a self bailer!), file your pipe to fit the cap, then file the rest of the beverage holder to eliminate any sharp edges. Once filed, drill holes for the u-bolt and attatch the "perfect beverage holder" to your frame without washers (you wont have room). This thing rocks, it will accommidate a beer/soda can in a coozy, or a full sized nalgene. I highly recommend this thing, its awesome!
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They sell a similar item called a river Betty, has a lid, and slots for your camstrap to tie it to a thort or a frame. You can build one for a bit cheaper.
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Whats wrong with this one?

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The top one looks like it would hurt. I picture all kinds of mystery bruises on the rowers legs, from getting tossed around and bumping it. And while I know people say not to worry about weight when rafting, the bottom example might be over the top, but i guess thats what you get in Arkansas.
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I prefer this one, perfect size and don't have to worry about packing the back of the raft heavier:
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^^^^ Could make the front of the raft heavy.
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I picture all kinds of mystery bruises on the rowers legs, from getting tossed around and bumping it.
ditto - you may want to add "mystery lacerations and gashes" if you're running anything over Class II
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Cool idea. We are all a bit picky on what we rig our boats with. Me? I can't imagine running serious water with that.
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Put the bulky part on the back side. Problem solved no "mystery bruises". Then you can run as much "serious water" as you want. Cool idea!
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Whats wrong with this one?

What's NOT wrong with that one?
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