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Old 1 Week Ago   #21
 
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Nice decking. Could you tell me the brand and where you got it? Thanks!
It's just 3/4" CDX coated with about 2 or three coats of Cabot deck correct.. They can tint it several different colors.. I really like it. it's tough, it's easy, maintenance free, and it provides some good traction without being too abrasive.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #22
 
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Make them as wide as possible...and make cutouts for the handles (as multiple people have recommended).

No reason to give up that real estate and the cutouts work perfect especially with the spring-loaded Drybox handles
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Make them as wide as possible...and make cutouts for the handles (as multiple people have recommended).

No reason to give up that real estate and the cutouts work perfect especially with the spring-loaded Drybox handles
My thoughts exactly.


Does anyone have pictures of side boards on a NRS frame?
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Old 1 Week Ago   #24
 
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My sideboards on my 146DD frame are a foot wide and have a 3-4" gap between the dry boxes. I kind of like this since it has plenty of room to drop the boxes in but I also regularly stick a water bottle, throw bag, shoes, or whatever other loose item might be floating around on top of the boxes that I don't mind getting wet. Its obviously not a "Rig to flip" situation with that stuff unless you clip it in, but I definitely utilize that space to secure stuff.




I think a foot wide is plenty too... I don't feel like its prohibitive to the purpose to have them that narrow. I can walk around the boat no problem and it provides a nice stable platform to step on and off the boat.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #26
 
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Mine are tight and I just push the dry boxes to one side then drop the handle and lower.
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Just enough room to fit a stream machine water gun down the side is perfect, IMO. On my latest build it's great around my dry box but just a bit too close to my cooler.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #28
 
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A bit off of the original question but I just noticed NRS has these pre made side boards. May a nice place to start those those with an NRS frame and aren't to handy.

https://www.nrs.com/product/93010.04...ide-rail-racks
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Those are really well thought-out and built.
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Those are really well thought-out and built.
I second that comment, so nice to see a clean build, when I started boating all frames were 2x6 construction, and everything was lashed to the 2x6's. We've come a long way baby =)
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