First of all, thanks to all who have answered my elementary and typically less than thought out questions over the past week or so.
I am planning to make some changes to my current frame setup to for upcoming summer Lower Salmon Trip and get ready for wife / kid to come on multidays.
A few caveats:
- I am not going to get a bigger raft --- I absolutely love my Willi 1
- I did a full powdercoat on my NRS frame --- meaning I powdercoated lopros bolted to crossbars all at once. Hind site being 20 / 20, this was a $160 mistake (4 lopros vs. 12 lopros)
- I do not believe I am going to add a floor --- cockpit is like 25L x 36W with a custom cross bar in it, doesn't really seem like a ton of room for attaching stuff
- The raft image is not to scale --- my boat is proportionally skinnier and has bigger tubes.
Okay, so here goes....
Would really like feedback from folks --- criticism is appreciated as well.
One question I do have, was thinking of only riveting the deck to the new rails (red dotted line) so that if I ever wanted to take the decks off and run light I would have that option.
In that same line of thinking, was wondering if it would make sense to have two or three sections on each side of decking. I would probably make the small sections on each side of the drybox permanent and then have either one additional section from cooler back through cockpit or individual sections for cooler, cockpit and drybox. Seems more than 2 would be stupid but maybe even having two is a lame-ass idea as well.