Originally Posted by Jiggyjay
Built an uber cheap raft frame using 1 inch conduit and some cheap straps from Amazon. This rafts is mainly use for fishing and wont see any white water that's why I went cheap. Used it today for the first time and it worked great but it's leaving black stains on my boat. So any suggestions on what type of pipes to use so it won't leave stains? Also suggestions on some good straps that don't break the bank? Those NRS straps are nice but seeing if there's cheaper options. Thanks.
Cheap Straps....Mule Tape. 2000 lb tensile at 2 cents a foot.
Black marks. Paint your parts with clear ....krylon. The smaller the pipe or tube, the higher the abrasion on the tubes. Remove the dark marks with a little acid and dish soap.