Yokes VS. Drop Rails
I've been lurking the forums for a few years, and I'm about to start building a frame for some 16' RMR tubes(fishing setup that can also multi-day).
I have a 54"wide NRS fishing frame that I want to use my assortment of crossbars on a double rail style cataraft frame(72"wide×120" long).
Through my work, I have a good source for 1 1/4 sch40 6061 and/or 6063. I don't have a tubing bender or the ability to weld aluminum myself. But I know of people/businesses that do.
As for flooring, I plan on having rigid floor in the bow and stern for anglers and a woven seat belt floor between them for the rowers station.
So, what I am wondering is
Would it be easier to have some drop rails bent for my frame or have yokes welded up or a yoke "kit" purchased from rowframe.com?
Some say you want rounded corners on the top frame, but that isn't an option with a yoke system. How important are round corners on a cat frame?
I'd like to hear some pros and cons of both yoke and drop rail cat frames.Keep in mind, I'm ballin' on a budget.