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Thank you all for your helpful replies and suggestions! I would love a custom frame but since I don't really know how I want the boxes and gear arranged yet I'll probably end up going with a pieced together NRS frame for now. I picked up some 8.5' oars last week at Cascade River Gear for 10% off. Now onto some pictures (since everyone loves pictures, right?!:

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Here is the large box that was delivered! Let the happiness begin!

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Everything was neatly packaged inside.

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The boat, floor, 2 thwarts, and the patch kit.

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Rolled out for the first time.

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Inflated enough to hold it's shape.

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Flipped over and floor suspended with straps to help with the lacing. The boat came with white rope, but I like to be different. I used grey rope to lace in the floor. No one will ever know it's there... except all of us.

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Floor laced in. Not hard and only mildly time consuming. It maybe took about 45 minutes?

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Flipped back over.

Next up: Even though I primarily purchased this to turn into a low water Middle Fork boat I will also use it to have a good time on the Main Payette (or are we calling it "The Spork" now??). I will be laying out and installing thwarts later today. I have a decent system that I use on my 156R using carabiners and Sharpie'd straps to make future removing and installing thwarts a breeze. I'll try to document that as I go along. After thwarts? Figuring out and building my frame!!
 

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How do you attach thwarts with the caribeaners? Do you use the straps or d rings as attachment points? I have always wanted a more efficient way to swap out thwarts for frame depending on what I'm doing for the day r6 vs rowing on my 156R & now my puma for fishing frame or R2ing. Cheers on the new boat!
 
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