Longhorn Frame on a Tributary 9.5 SB - Mountain Buzz
 



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Old 02-18-2011   #1
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Longhorn Frame on a Tributary 9.5 SB

Anybody seen this or rafted this set-up before?

Pros? Cons?


Raft: Tributary 9.5 SB
Frame: NRS Longhorn Raft Frame

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I have a mini-me and simply run 2-54" cross bars with side rails that I ordered individually vs a specific frame. Used the cross bars to make a bench with a couple of cutting boards across as a platform. Found the seat got in the way of being able to aggressively high side. Foot bars are overrated on little boats bc you can just wedge/ brace your feet against the tubes. Throw a 3rd bar in set up to create a bay, if needed. I sit up front with my body weight in front of the center part of the boat and row it like a big water cat. Keeps the boat better balanced. Hope that gives you some ideas....
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boatmusher, great info. I just might try that out.

... got any pics?
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there are some pics from my old Trib 9.5 on this thread:

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ame-34627.html

I went with a two bay, so I could place the seat bar eith in the back or middle for one person or two. I think the two bay gives you more options for passengers, (seat in front, or cooler etc)
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My girl friend and I bought a trib 9.5 last year for her to row. I made basically a longhorn frame out of spare NRS parts.
its pretty light. I used shorter siderails and turned the front lopros so the footbar could be swiveled and adjusted for the rower. A footbar is crucial on the trib because there is only one thwart in the center. I'll try to find some pics
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You could probably spend less and built it yourself... Search frame building on this site and you'll get lots of ideas. Maybe search "Mini-Me Frame"
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Yea I've been looking around at do-it yourself frames and it looks like I could make a decent one for ~$250 (without seat, etc).
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