Adding Batons to Thwarts
Good friday everybody,
I have a very nice Aire, that is currently setup for an oar rig. Aire was nice enough to send me thwarts when I bought the boat, but I have not installed them. Reading the manual it looks like it could be a serious pain in the butt.
So I had a brain fart. NRS rafts have a very cool system with this black plastic paddle/baton whatever it is called that just slips the thwart and boat together.
Great idea for the occasional paddle trip.
Questions obviously arise.
1. has anybody retrofitted their non NRS boat with these, and how well do they work.
2. Speaking with the local expert, he pointed out some glue that will bond rubber & PVC. Has anybody had any experience with this glue, and how well does it work?
3. Any other suggestions?
Likely I will be running my boat oar rig 95% of the time, but getting a few friends to go and do laps on Shoshone without having to haul out the frame, oars, drybox & cooler for seats, etc.... we all know the drill, has a certain appeal.
Looking for input - thanks