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Old 08-28-2018   #1
 
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13' RMR Frame Suggestions

I recently purchased a 13' RMR raft, and I'm starting to look into frame options. Ideally I could find a four bay frame that would fit my boat.

Has anyone put the DRE Gunnison 60"x74" on the RMR SB-130?

RMR's site says the flat length is on 71", but I'm curious of the frame elbows would allow a 74" frame to sit on a 71" flat section. I know Its not good to have a frame that is too long. Wondering if anyone has had success with this setup.

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Old 08-28-2018   #2
 
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Mark and Judy at AAA made me a fantastic 3 3/4 bay frame for my 13.5' NRS raft. The smaller bay works great up front for passengers to sit on. JMHO, you get too small of bays trying to get 4 bays on the small boat. The bays are narrow enough with the smaller boats anyways....
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I had Gary at row frame make mine 60" wide center to center, 66 inches center to center length with his wide oar towers for my 12 foot RMR. Fits 9'6" oars nicely. The photo should help in deciding what would work with a 13 foot RMR. Mine is only 3 bays. Hope this helps. I think 74 " would be fine.
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Old 08-28-2018   #4
 
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Thanks for sharing.

bighorn1478, who makes that dry box? It looks like it fits nicely and makes a great seat.

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Thanks for sharing.

bighorn1478, who makes that dry box? It looks like it fits nicely and makes a great seat.

Thanks

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Those wide oar towers are nice in that they let you use wider oars, but look very vulnerable to rock hits.
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Photo I posted of boat on river was the Salt @ 2000 CFS, no problem. I've also ran Hells canyon, Deso, San Juan with this set up and I think the extra movement/power/quickness you get from the longer oars makes up for the need to be more precise on positioning of the boat. I could be wrong, usually am.
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I really like the frames Guy builds at whitewatermachine works. They are light, strong, stiff, adjustable, affordable, and hard anodized.

I have 3 of his frames and I can't find fault.

I think I'd stick with a 3 bay on a boat that size, but that's just me. I prefer a frame shorter than the flat section so I can adjust where frame sits on the boat, and have room for passengers etc ...

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