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Old 04-01-2009   #1
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Colorado Raft Frame Builder

Has anyone used a frame or worked with to aquire a frame? Interested in further information and use data on their very reasonably priced frames.

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Old 04-01-2009   #2
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I would highly reccomend just going with DRE. For the little extra money you will be thankful on the river.
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Old 04-01-2009   #3
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DRE x2
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Old 04-01-2009   #4
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DRE From me as well.
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Old 04-01-2009   #5
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DRE from me also
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Old 04-01-2009   #6
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Thanks so much. I should have phrased my topic as a question. Yep! DRE is a great frame. Boatworks is also a great frame. I appreciate any input on frames but I am specifically interested in a response from someone who might have a Rowframe or have worked with RowFrame.

Happy Whitewater!
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Old 04-01-2009   #7
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I've got a frame from Gary at rowframe. Its been great. He sent me drawings and we changed stuff until I liked it and then he built it per plan. It was set up great for my boat and I haven't had a problem. I think with DRE you are paying partly for the name. I would certainly look to rowframe again in the future.
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Old 04-01-2009   #8
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AAA Inflatables

I had mine built by AAA Inflatables. Great people and they've always been good to me. Mine is a breakdown aluminum but I think you can pretty much get what you need there.
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Old 04-01-2009   #9
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I would go with Gary to build a frame. His standard frames are a little too 'utilitarian' for me, but he can/will do anything you ask. His prices are cheaper and he is a great guy to work with. I have 2 modules from him, and plan on having him build a frame for my big cat. His attention to detail and customer service is the best.

Down River frames are very nice, but I find their frames to be a little over priced, and they really seem to hit you hard with the accessories. I have nothing against DRE, but I like to save money and rowframe is just as good.

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Old 04-01-2009   #10
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I was cruising the rowframe website and found this! Holy shit an airboat-slash-cataraft would come in handy on those windy days getting out of westwater.

Never had experience with these frames, but the price is right. Even if you end up not liking the frame, you can use the 6160 Alum and speed rail for tinker toy parts on an NRS Frame.
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