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Old 04-13-2019   #21
 
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what are all the cross bars for? Structural support or are those giant removable tables??? Or structural supports topped with removable tables? At 0:22 it looks like you've got full size 8x4 banquet tables ready to roll. Impressive setup!
They're removable counter height tables that double as decks under way. We figured why not double duty those babies. They're kinda crude emt tubing but for the money, hard to beat.
That "banquet" table is actually just 24"x72" low table we use for dish washing. We did steal the legs of an old folding table we found in a dumpster...

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What's the strategy here?

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Laziness... The 16" gap between the 2 frames is technically the "hinge".The perpendicular tube is called a crush tube which as it's name implies, keeps folks from getting crushed in the gap between the frames.
I picked up a crusty military roller tube, found an old leaky aircell, patched the aircell, threw zippers on the crush tube to facilitate the aircell install and that was about all the energy I had left. I figure it's length will work for now and if too many passengers complain, I'll consider cutting it down a little... Later.
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I like it!


Looking forward to seeing it fully rigged out


Do you plan to run the Dick tubes all the time or just in flows above 80k?
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Old 04-14-2019   #24
 
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Do you plan to run the Dick tubes all the time or just in flows above 80k?
I suppose we'll run em whenever they'll benefit the rig. I think part of the beauty of the S is the outrigger tubes. It's like al a carte. We can run them when we feel like it or maybe even remove them, throw some oar towers on and row her like Raymo used to in the day. I'd like to become a member of that club.

But first, I wanna smash huge waves with 12 of my closest non-motorized buddies sitting on top of 1 thousand pounds of cocktail ice, 2 inch thick Ribeyes, and my favorite Speyside.
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Looking forward to seeing all the Colorado flags in Cat this Spring!
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Love it, having a motor rig for support can make certain trips great!


assuming that's a surplus 33? that would be a handful to row. Rowed a 27 once and it was a chore.


Was a commercial motorman on the upper CO and green years ago myself so it's neat to see some privates with the combustion oar
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man, i think this thread finally pushed me over the line.... time to build a snout!
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assuming that's a surplus 33?

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Yes it is.
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man, i think this thread finally pushed me over the line.... time to build a snout!

Muahahaha.
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yardsells...." throw some oar towers on and row her like Raymo use to in the day." .... Ya, with a nasty hangover and another divorce, not a pretty sight, but exciting. Nice build up on that S-Rig, great river day's ahead for sure.
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