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Old 02-11-2012   #1
 
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NRS Universal drop rails

Anyone use these on their Cat frame instead of the NRS Cat Yokes? How do you like them? Do you use a floor with them (mesh, solid) and do they flex when you stand up on the floor like the lower side rails with the yokes?
Thanks for the input. Off season frame tinkering again. I'm always on the hunt for my ideal, perfect, 100% love it frame.
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Yeah I have them on my small cat. I recommend adding a footbar as shown here.
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O use them, yes they flex a little but not bad.
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Yeah I have them on my small cat. I recommend adding a footbar as shown here.
Does the extra bar add structural strength to prevent flex?
What I'm thinking is to replace the yokes I use now with the drop rails so that I can get a little bit more width between my tubes. Plus, getting rid of the yokes would lighten up the frame a little bit. I've never liked that the top bar of the yoke isn't level with the cross bars, so it makes it hard to suspend a dry box with hang tabs in the front of rear of the frame. Just idle thoughts as I wait for spring. I did check with NRS, and it looks like I could get universal drop rails that are deeper than the standard 10 inch drop.....yokes give 11.5 inch drop. Better for standing with a floor.
Keep the info coming folks. Pics of your cat set-up with the universal drops would be very helpful.
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I use them on my day frame. I dont think they make the frame rigid enough gor a gear boat. The nice thing is if you have a lot of frames is its 8 nuts and you can stack or ly it anywhere
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Hey Mania-

how wide is your frame on the small cat? (frame width and width between tubes) I have a 48"W x 54"L NRS frame on my little raft, and have been daydreaming about adding drop rails to multipurpose the frame as a more capable fishing cat.

also what size tubes are those?
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My guess is ocelot
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yes the cross bar adds rigidity. my frame is 54" wide with a 30" footbar allowing for 12" tube diameter.
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Looks to be only about 24" between tubes or so. I was thinking it was an old bobcat or something in the 11-12 foot range since it looks so narrow. but I have no idea, which I guess, is why I asked....
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Thanks Mania

Maybe my 60" frame would make a better cat frame than the 48"er...

I'm a sucker for the little boats.

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yes the cross bar adds rigidity. my frame is 54" wide with a 30" footbar allowing for 12" tube diameter.
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