With speed fittings, all you have to do is make a length and width measurement, cut your aluminum to size, slap that baby together, and tighten the set screws with an allan wrench. THIS MAY BE A REAL [email protected]
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Since rafting is essentially a brand new sport to me and I don't know my stern from a hole in the ground, I like the speed fittings for the ability to reconfigure. I can add or remove bays, and it would be pretty easy to change the dimensions or to go from 1 side rail to 2. I can use the excess aluminum for other projects or for casting. I bought the oar locks with fittings and pressed brass bushings from down river outfitters.