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Old 12-14-2015   #1
 
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Folding oar tower ideas

I'm starting to design the frame I'm going to build for my new cat. I'm going to use steel and weld it myself.

I'm looking for ideas for my oar towers. I'd like to make them foldable and have some fore aft adjustment as well.

What have you seen and what do you use?

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infinatly adjustable and foldable with the flick of a tool you should already have with you.
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Do a google "image" search for "oar tower and you'll see a lot more.
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Ob1coby, That is the best design I have seen in a while. You ought to patten that thing.
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Those towers won't fit on my 1" steel tubing.

I have done a Google search and I have searched the forums. I have a few ideas in mind, but I'm sure there are some great designs that people have come up with on their own frames. I was hoping that they might share some of those ideas.
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Ob1coby, That is the best design I have seen in a while. You ought to patten that thing.
I think someone did. No need to re-invent the wheel here.
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Those towers won't fit on my 1" steel tubing.

I have done a Google search and I have searched the forums. I have a few ideas in mind, but I'm sure there are some great designs that people have come up with on their own frames. I was hoping that they might share some of those ideas.
Sorry Lake, if you previously mentioned that this was 1" tubing I missed it.
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It is going to be very challenging to grip a 1" diameter tube with enough force to prevent the tower from rotating. You may want to consider a double rail design, at least at the tower locations.
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I am planning on a double rail design, at least for the rowing compartment. Almost every design I've seen has used a double rail.

Maybe, I wasn't clear enough in my first post. I'm mainly looking to see how people lock their tower on the outer rail.
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I've been using the DRE rainbow towers for a decade or so. Two pins hold them up. Pull the pins and they fold down so boats can be stacked on the trailer. Over time they become a little loosey, but are actually very solid for rowing purposes.
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