Rowframe - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-05-2017   #1
 
North Hudson, United States
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 70
Rowframe

Just curious what everyones experience with Rowframe.com is. Is it pretty typical for Gary to peace out for a bit.


While I'm not in a rush, I'm not sure how long the process typically takes. If it's normal, I'll wait around a bit.

Also, I've mostly seen good reviews (actually only good reviews). Anyone have any niggles about the frames produced by him? Anything you wished you asked for in a design, or were expecting?

Thanks.



Sent from my SM-N910V using Mountain Buzz mobile app

MountainVisions is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-06-2017   #2
 
k2andcannoli's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 859
Can't beat the frame for the money....what are ya in a hurry for some winter rafting
k2andcannoli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017   #3
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 479
I bought a footbar, oar towers, and fittings from Gary and added my own 1.5" pipe. Buying my pipe locally saved me a small bit of money, but not much; mostly depends on shipping. It was a little difficult getting in touch with him at first, because he was in the middle of some travel, but once we connected on the order he took care of it pretty quickly. About what one would expect from a mostly one man operation. I've been totally satisfied with the frame. Straightforward rectangle with adjustable/replaceable parts. I spent barely more than half of what I'd have spent on a big name frame. I'm thinking about getting parts for a day frame from him this winter.
markhusbands is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-06-2017   #4
 
Critter70's Avatar
 
FOCO, Colorado
Paddling Since: 91
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 123
Communication can be a bit spotty with him, but once I stated the measurements I wanted and we agreed on dimensions he delivered it in a surprisingly short period of time. The quality and price cannot be beat. I found very short direct emails to be the ticket, had a buddy get one this summer exact same process, be decisive. Literally less then half the price of the big store names in Colorado.
Critter70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017   #5
 
trevko's Avatar
 
Fort Fun, Colorado
Paddling Since: 94
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 201
Yes, it can take a bit for that first communication response. I found once established he was responsive. You have to remember he is a one man show, has a regular day job and he is doing this in his so called down time. Be concise and specific with what you want. I found him to be a great guy and very easy to work with. I've had a row frame for 3 seasons and highly recommend them.
trevko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017   #6
 
North Hudson, United States
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by k2andcannoli View Post
Can't beat the frame for the money....what are ya in a hurry for some winter rafting
I'm in the Northeast so depending on your tolerance for cold, bearing in mind rain, rather than snow creates our flows for all but 2 months a year, the next 6 weeks are actually prime season with the trees going dormant and tropical storms bringing large amounts of rain. Plus, October and November are traditionally drawdown season where impounded lakes and reservoirs are drained to winter levels. Summer unfortunately requires a lot of rain to bring the larger rivers up, so unless we get hit with a few inches in a short span (not uncommon) it's mostly a handful of dam controlled rivers mid summer or smaller, low volume creeks if the rain is coming regularly.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Mountain Buzz mobile app
MountainVisions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017   #7
 
North Hudson, United States
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 70
I guess I'll wait a bit longer. I just learned how to row and I'm trying to get my wife on the oars so we can be ready for a Hells Canyon /Lower Salmon trip next September. We're in our second year whitewater canoeing and paddle rafting, but I wanted to learn to row for the option of longer self supported river trips. And hopefully the Grand Canyon in a few years.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Mountain Buzz mobile app
MountainVisions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017   #8
 
yourrealdad's Avatar
 
185 lb. waste of space, Keeping Glenwood Springs real
Paddling Since: 1864
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 928
Gary is amazing. He was relatively quick to respond, but there would be lapses here and there. However, he made my frame in about a week and then offered to drive halfway to meet me. I had to talk him out of it because I was heading to Fort Collins anyways. He then put up with a bunch of n00b questions I had after the fact. Frame is great, price most certainly can't be beat and Gary was helpful.

P.S I also bought right at the end of his welding season so I think things were slowing down. He told me he usually stops working around Sept./Oct. so you might need to wait until spring.
__________________
970-217-21 six six
Kevin
http://liquiddescents.blogspot.com/
yourrealdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017   #9
 
k2andcannoli's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 859
O yeah i know about that great winter boating back east...im from western Maryland where the January warm up means top yock dawn patrol before work at the ski resort
k2andcannoli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2017   #10
willpaddle4food
 
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 118
Rowframe has good stuff and I've been very satisfied with the price and quality. Ordering for Gary, for me, has been a little bit like fishing for an elusive trout. Start early, very early, and don't be afraid to send another email every two weeks if no response. I would start right now, for something you want to use next boating season. And, yeah, be decisive: it will speed up the process.
willpaddle4food is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got my rowframe! IndigoWendigo Rafting | Gear Talk 10 05-15-2017 07:11 AM
Rowframe.com Frames... Aknoff Whitewater Rafting 7 04-04-2013 09:35 PM
RowFrame.com's oars??? mr_diggs Kayaking | Gear Talk 22 04-03-2013 07:53 PM
RowFrame frame ? Beardance42 Kayaking | Gear Talk 8 03-24-2011 10:15 AM
Rowframe oars rafterman Kayaking | Gear Talk 1 03-11-2011 09:08 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.