Originally Posted by griz
Man, every time I look at that frame on that raft I see allot more than 6” of slop and error. Looks more like 6” of slop on each side to me, really.
Bringing it in 3” on each end doesn’t look like you’re still even getting on the chafer. Three extra inches on each side is usually still on the chafer if fitting for center of tube or slightly past center of tube.
There’s actual daylight coming through on that far side.
Edit...you also might want shorten those side rails to give yourself more room for a gear pile in the back. 13fter is pretty small as is so your going to need to maximize that space.
Run your frame anyway you like, no doubt. Zero shits given here, of course.
I don't disagree and defer to everyone here, when it comes to rafting I'm entirely new. I do appreciate everyone's suggestions
The centre to centre is 56", nrs frames are 54", 60" and 66" wide, liked the nrs frame due to how it breaks down for the heli basket. I can always trim up the width on the 60" if needed. My friend bought the same set up and it looks pretty good in terms of where the side rails sit.
As for the river, it's not too hard to find out but there's a lot of choices in BC. Let's just say it's near Waldo Creek.