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Old 11-21-2017   #1
 
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Thoughts on frame?

I built this for a trip down desolation canyon. I paid 100 bucks for the 15' riken,fixed the s/b floor and figured why not. Frame is tig welded electrical conduit. Wood is pine,oak,and poplar. It's about the size of a full size 6' bed on a truck. What do you guys think?
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Dirtbag approved - Looks great and ready for fun!

On a side note, I shy away from pine, its just too soft but the price is right.
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Nice job! That looks like a sweet setup and if the floor's repaired well, should give you at least a few more years!

I don't know how well aluminum conduit stacks up against the materials commonly used for whitewater frames so the only thing I'd be concerned about is making sure that the frame's strength can handle whatever water you run.

If whatever you do for a living falls through, it looks like there's a vocation for you in frames...
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I dig it! Any idea how much it weighs with or without the wood?
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Thanks guys. It's actual steel coduit. The frame with the top weighs about 100lbs, maybe less. The boat is crazy heavy, I'm guessing 180 or so. Only a couple of the floor boards are pine mostly oak the pine is just "filler". I should have mentioned I have no idea what I'm doing!
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Did you use emt, or imc? They are both galvinized steel just the imc is much stronger. My buddy has a frame made out of I'm still going from the 1980's so Its strong enough. I think his is 3/4 inch. Now emt is much weaker but I bet 1 inch may still be fine. You could use chain link fence line post too as a cheap alternative, the line post are 1.66 od so it would be the same size as nrs frame parts.

Make sure your welding that galvi pipe outdoors and don't breath that bad shit in.
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It's emt. Come on I thought zinc was good for you.
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What size emt is it? It looks pretty damn good for "having no idea what I'm doing".
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It's 1"3"4 od but with a little hammerin the u-bolts for the oar mounts went on real nice. I made sure I put it on a hypalon boat and it only gets towed with a FORD truck. Just sayin.
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That's funny Bruce. That guy was a tool flipping out like that. He brought a smile to my face when he called us all sheaple. I learned my lesson and have never talked about religion, politics, Ford vs Chevy or his plastic boat. Chevy people are still stupid though!!!! Hahaha.

I dig your work on that riken, and home made frame. And your Ford!
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