Based on some postings I've recently read on the internet, as well as this website, I have decided to build my own raft frame. It will be going in a 14 ft.'er, 60" interior. I want to haul a drybox under my ass, and the cooler up front, with a pad ontop for seating. A foot bar, Maybe a double rail down the sides for attaching decking when my dog comes along(probably most of the time-he is a class 2 open boater). We(family) don't want the heaviest frame in the world(yeah, yeah I know, double rail and doggy decking!!??), would the weight/cost justify aluminum over steel? I am open to all info you all would care to contribute, I assure you I will read it all. I want to do it right the first time, and I know some of you have learned some valuable lessons!!.