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Old 08-30-2015   #1
 
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New Side Rails Discussion

Thought I'd start a new thread since the thread on decking side rails hadn't been touched for a couple years.

Just finished mine up. Ready for the Rogue next week. Used 3/4 inch plywood, NRS U bolts and 5/16 connector nuts. Couldn't find any connector nuts in stainless so I covered with silicon, we'll see how it does.

For the rails I used a gray colored Rustoleum Restore 4x. It automatically provides texture but i'm a little nervous about how well its going to hold up. We'll see how it does. I considered the plastic stuff but a buddy has it on his boat and its more slippery than I wanted.
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Thought I'd start a new thread since the thread on decking side rails hadn't been touched for a couple years.

Just finished mine up. Ready for the Rogue next week. Used 3/4 inch plywood, NRS U bolts and 5/16 connector nuts. Couldn't find any connector nuts in stainless so I covered with silicon, we'll see how it does.

For the rails I used a gray colored Rustoleum Restore 4x. It automatically provides texture but i'm a little nervous about how well its going to hold up. We'll see how it does. I considered the plastic stuff but a buddy has it on his boat and its more slippery than I wanted.
Really looks great. I think you have a durable surface for 3 to 5 years. I would encourage you to do the wood wood work, in the future , that incuts the knuckles that prevents a small foot from getting caught between the wood and the side rail. while minimal risk , it eliminaterisk.. enjoy
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No Foot entrapment. NICE!
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That looks sweet

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Thought I'd start a new thread since the thread on decking side rails hadn't been touched for a couple years.

Just finished mine up. Ready for the Rogue next week. Used 3/4 inch plywood, NRS U bolts and 5/16 connector nuts. Couldn't find any connector nuts in stainless so I covered with silicon, we'll see how it does.

For the rails I used a gray colored Rustoleum Restore 4x. It automatically provides texture but i'm a little nervous about how well its going to hold up. We'll see how it does. I considered the plastic stuff but a buddy has it on his boat and its more slippery than I wanted.
Looks awesome. I have to ask about your frame. It appears to be NRS LoPros, but I see Recretec lock in dry boxes. Can you give some details about how your frame is put together and how you did the lock in dry boxes. Pictures would be great. Thanks.
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Thanks, i absolutely love it. A guy in Salem OR named Dusty who is the sotar dealer built it for me. Company is called DRL River Gypsies. I'll post some more pics in a bit. He had the whole thing powder coated and I really like the recretec boxes because I don't ever have to strap them down.
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Thanks, i absolutely love it. A guy in Salem OR named Dusty who is the sotar dealer built it for me. Company is called DRL River Gypsies. I'll post some more pics in a bit. He had the whole thing powder coated and I really like the recretec boxes because I don't ever have to strap them down.
Yep. I know Dusty at DRL. He made a custom football for me. I didn't know he could make an NRS hybrid frame that will accept the lock-in dry boxes. if you have pictures on how the boxes lock in the the frame, I'd love to see them. I wonder if he could retro-fit my current NRS frame for the lock-in boxes. This may be my winter "save up some money" project.
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how did you attach those side boards. I see what looks like the top of stove bolts.
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basically I used four of these......NRS Frame U-bolt at nrs.com

and eight of these........Value Brand Connector Nut, 5/16-18x17mm L, Zinc, PK10 1CJW1 | Zoro.com

I couldn't find any connector nuts in stainless so I put a bunch of silicone everywhere to seal it in. Really happy with how it turned out just hoping it holds up well. Plastic will be my next route.
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