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Old 04-17-2010   #1
 
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longest frame someone has put on a 16' aire lion

I'm wondering what the largest size frame that someone has ever run on a lion 16. It looks like a 12' frame will fit on the flats (lion16 wireframe mentions 12'). But if you place a drop cooler or drybox near the end has anyone experienced problems where a wave etc crashes into the dropped gear? Or worse you hicenter on a rock with your gear ...

seems like the 27.5" tube diameter is going to avoid this issue as NRS frame drop is about 11" from the top of the tube ...

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I just purchased some long aluminum for my leopard cat. I am running 11'6" and will be cutting them down to 11'. at 11-6 they ar getting into the rockered part of the tubes. I might even go to 2 separate pieces of 9' and 2'.
If I ever get the boat pinned I might be wishing it was a 2 piece frame, instead of 11 feet of bent pipe.
I like to run rocket boxes out front, rigged with a nice slant to them so they ramp over waves and holes.
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so you got those boats tied up as in a raft train?
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I wish someone would design a drybox 10" tall that is 40" wide by 20" deep. This could totally occupy the space below rowers seat and knees ...
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so you got those boats tied up as in a raft train?
Raft trains are a sweet way to make progress in the wind. Everybody gets to pitch in, but you can take a break now and then without getting blown back upriver. Notice my kid with the foot assist, he came up with this on a windy day last year. With him on one side and wifey on the other we have some serious flatwater power.
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