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Old 06-13-2017   #1
 
rainier, United States
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Frames built

So i got most of my frame built and was hoping for some opinions. I think the seats a little high. The oarlock angle will be getting changed for sure. It wont be seeing any serious rapids probably class 1&2. Thanks, Matt
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Old 06-14-2017   #2
 
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The seat might be perfect depending if you have passengers in front of you. It's good to be able to read the water if you sit a little higher too. Most importantly are you comfortable? Thats a hell of a rig for class 1 and 2!

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Old 06-14-2017   #3
 
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Thank you purple peddler. I never thought about looking over heads. You think I could do class 3 with this rig? Matt
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Old 06-14-2017   #4
 
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Why did you weld your cross bars on top of the side rails that way?
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Old 06-14-2017   #5
 
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Just out of curiosity Matt, are you in Idaho? There was a set of those same tubes on CL that I fought myself to not buy. Last night I lost the battle and called the guy and they are already sold. Could you post a couple more pics anyway?

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Old 06-14-2017   #6
 
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Bwaters yip they were in Idaho. Dont worry they weren't worth the 200$ i paid for them. Ill have three days into patching them up and i still won't be happy. I didnt want to spend a bunch on something i didnt know would work for my situation so i bought them. I feel new ones coming soon. Matt
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Old 06-14-2017   #7
 
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Dostep. Its easier to lay out, your pipe interlocks for strength, your welds are a fillet welds all the way around(easier) , and because the heat affect zone and weld is by far the weakest link especially when butt welding pipe. I did some butt welds but they will all have gussets. Matt
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Old 06-14-2017   #8
 
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Interesting concept, just haven't seen that method before. Part of the challenge there is cutting the pipe to fit for the weld. It does raise the frame height by half a pipe diameter, which you brought up as one of your concerns. I hope some other welders will chime in. Just curious...
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