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Old 10-07-2011   #1
 
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scouting foot bars for NRS 6" drop bar

i'm trying to pull together an NRS based frame for a 14' Wave Destroyer. going with the new(er) 6" sport cat drop bars but was woundering if there is anything i can do for some foot scouting bars or if that is even a possibility with only a 6" drop? maybe us the 9" brace posts from the NRS deluxe footbar? Thanks

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You might look at taking the frame to a welding shop. The easiest would be to weld some pipe along your drop rails. This would at least get you two pipes on each side to stand on
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Speedrail T's that stick in horizontally, but you better reef on those setscrews so they don't spin. But I have a friend with that frame, and with that small of a drop you're going to be eating your knees to stand up. I'd go with more drop, except with Aire boats there can be some problems with the inside D rings since they install theirs somewhat high on the tube.
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Nrs will custom tailor the drop to whatever you want for a nominal fee
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Speedrail T's that stick in horizontally, but you better reef on those setscrews so they don't spin. But I have a friend with that frame, and with that small of a drop you're going to be eating your knees to stand up. I'd go with more drop, except with Aire boats there can be some problems with the inside D rings since they install theirs somewhat high on the tube.
You cant get the t-s past the bend in the drops unless you use the two piece t-s
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Even the short t's? There are two kinds of T's, and the short one isn't much wider than the pipe (on the T). Still, it might be hard. I don't think the split T's would work as they have a big bulge on the back side which would be poking into the boat. That bulge is where the two pieces grab onto each other.

OK, split T straight down, elbow in, and then piece of pipe. This would address the height issue also, however I'm not sure I'd want that hanging below my frame.
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Maybe the skinny t with 2 not 3 setscrews might fit around the 45. Come to think of it the setscrews are in diff spots on the fittings. You are probably right. If they fit i'd go with the shortest pipe then go 90 fitting and run the pipes along the sides. Then take to a shop to weld, or drill and pin Make sure your foot cant slip inbetween here. Might have to add webbing to prevent that
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My biggest pet peeve with my NRS frame is the lack of cross bracing. If they had cross braces, it would give you something to support a scout bar. The spreader bars they sell kind of work. You could try them and weld some scout bars to them????? I had NRS make me some custom floor boards out of the skidguard material that they use for their siderail racks. I attach them very snug to the lower siderails with heavy duty cable ties and this gives me a floor plus some cross bracing. However, I'm not running a play Cat, and I know you guys & gals need an open floor with scoutbars for that crazy Class V action, so my fix wouldn't work so well for you. I'm curious to see what you folks come up with. As Laura said, with 6 inch drops you'll have your knees up your nose on the scout bars no matter what????
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Maybe the skinny t with 2 not 3 setscrews might fit around the 45. Come to think of it the setscrews are in diff spots on the fittings. You are probably right. If they fit i'd go with the shortest pipe then go 90 fitting and run the pipes along the sides. Then take to a shop to weld, or drill and pin Make sure your foot cant slip inbetween here. Might have to add webbing to prevent that
I think you could also file away at the top outside of the T's if you just need to squeeze it by a bit. Maybe, not really sure.
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I sketched a pic of what i might have welded to my nrs drops. Shown is four three inch lengths of 1.5x1.5" angle 6061. The pieces are welded back to back (to make a "T" and then welded onto the drop rail. You should then be able to bolt a piece of marine plywood about 5" wide to the tops of the T's. This should give you adequate footing to straddle the cockpit for scouting
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