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Old 06-29-2016   #1
 
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Anyone run a D.I.B with an oarframe?

Picked up a D.I.B 16ft raft, probably a Cheat series raft. Was wondering if anyone runs these with frames? How annoying are the thwarts?

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Call Outward Bound. They run a bunch of them with frames.
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Thanks, looked on there site, they do run the DIBs with frames. Guess, the DIB can make a good gear boat.
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I'm curious, what's a D.I.B.?
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I have a section 4 bucket with the sewn in thwarts. The DIB paddle rafts were not designed with rowing in mind. The valves are on the inside of the tubes, so are the thwart valves. The thwarts can't be removed, sewn into the the tubes. They do have very good d rings. I row mine sometimes, most recently on the moab daily at 22k. The boats are super tough and everywhere I've taken it it makes the old guides smile and tell me stories about back when they ran an old heavy dirty indestructible DIB.
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Have an old DIB green river. Always want to run it with an oar frame? Cut the thwarts out. Yes, indestructible. Yes, heavy. Mistaken for a udisco, sometimes.


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It's the 4th boat through, the old Outward bound one.
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The Sea Hag!!! I know that boat from Outward Bound days. It is at least 32-33 years old.

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Made in 1989. I've had her for 10+ years now. OB donated it to a charter school in denver, who didn't know what to do with it. They sold it to me for a 'donation' of 50 bucks. Frame and 172qt igloo included. I've put about 1000 miles on it. Coud use new valve boots and redone seam taped but otherwise no leaks.
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Must have been the Sea Hag 2

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