Originally Posted by nmalozzi
Thanks for putting up the link to your site. Just wanted to make you aware that you didn't put the prices on the brackets. There is a price for the oar stands, but that is it. May want to add those in to make things easier.
Also, nice idea making use of the brackets for the seat mount, but will you actually be able to fit anything (drybox, cooler) under that mount like the DRE seats/mounts? Seems like these are too low to get anything under.
One last thing, any chance you'll be taking a shot at brackets for a single rail frame? I'm a fan of the NRS u-bolts on the lopros (and it seems you are too), but would like to see your take on them. Maybe you could find a way to make the lighter?
Thanks in advance!
Sorry for the slow reply-
Added in the prices and a real life pic of half of the oar tower- The anodize shop has been a serious thorn in my side, promising everything 'tomorrow' for a week and a half! To top it off, I just had to send a bunch back through because of obvious finish flaws- thankfully they're talking care of it quickly this time... Ideally I'll have the rest of the oar towers and the double rails for those waiting, tomorrow.
The idea behind the seat bracket is for either a 12" DRE drop bag, or to bring the spacing in a bit more and have it catch a couple rocket boxes. That would facilitate toilet storage or a couple of the upright pelican boxes for easy access dry storage.
Single brackets can be done if there's enough interest- how many do you want?
They would definitely be lighter, but probably not by much. I was a little worried because they are patented, but the patent is just a design patent, so that means I just can't knock it off (which I wouldn't do anyway!) I hadn't really gone down that road yet mostly 'cause I already have a bunch, and they do work OK.
I definitely like the NRS- erector set flexibility, but (given what I do) wasn't happy with the fit and finish- Cast parts do a great job of being 'close enough' and more importantly, really cheap, but (thankfully) there are a folks out there where 'good enough' doesn't cut it, and quality trump the overall price point.
anyway- thanks for the input!