Mountain Buzz banner

1 - 20 of 1679 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm putting together a new boat and need all the ideas for rigging I can get. So, do me a favor and post tons of photos and descriptions of how you roll. Tell me what works, what doesn't, and anything you'd do differently.

Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
I'm putting together a new boat and need all the ideas for rigging I can get. So, do me a favor and post tons of photos and descriptions of how you roll. Tell me what works, what doesn't, and anything you'd do differently.

Thanks!
I like these threads.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
Where did you get that ladder on the middle left picture?
I got it from western marine. It is a telescoping 4 rung boat ladder. Just google it. It cost about 89.00. Just attach with clevis pin and a hitch pin. It falls a good two feet below the raft, makes getting into the boat a breeze.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
I have a 4 bay frame. In the second bay from the front I had 5 rocket boxes. I got tired of busting my knuckles and toes lifting them out so I just got a huge dry box to take that space. Although, I did like the flat deck I had. I think I will like the ease of the dry box. I row off the cooler with a small paco pad that I got from holiday river exp. They use them for the guests. It never comes off the cooler, for sun protection with a wet towel under it. A captain box is so much better than a rocket box. Because you don't have to undo it to get inside. They are costly though. I like to keep a small cooler in the cockpit that you can keep lunch and drink stuff in.

The front bay has a drop bag with a table top. I like my everything bag in the rear. I think it is more secure than a net carabener'd to the D-rings. I don't think it is faster to load though. One more picture of the cockpit with my friend Howard.
 

Attachments

·
The Russian
Joined
·
1,389 Posts
Too many pics to post, here is my public facebook:

Facebook

4 bay frame

1st bay(front): 5 items (20mm or 30mm ammo cans or 2x6 gallons water jugs) with table on top.

2nd bay: 128 qt Galaxy cooler, 4 small ammo cans with tools, repair kit, med kit and misc items. Strap bag with a pump for quick access

3rd bay: 2 captain boxes, 1 for snacks/food/lunch another is major first aid kit, clothes and misc items for quick access. Also on the sides two hidden bags with sun screen/bug repellant and sand stake/shovel and mallet

4th bay: Big drybox/Captain seat

Stern: Everything bag with hard floor

Hope it helps, you are in the fun stage of rafting now, Enjoy! :)

Alex
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
556 Posts

Thats about as loaded as my boat can be for 2 people/6 days on the Main Salmon. Big fan of the everything bag/crossover bag. Jan @ stitches & stuff made one for me & it makes things alot easier. Worth every penny.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,344 Posts
My Cat is set up with a 94 Qt Marine Igloo cooler up front, flip seat over a drybox, then a cargo area, and finally another drybox in the back. I use two side saddle bags from Cascade Outfitters for small stuff that I need to get to quickly (sunscreen, rain gear, etc.). I run with an NRS frame, and really love the siderail racks for extra gear strapping spots / walkways. If you're going with an NRS frame I'd highly recommend them. If you're going with a DRE frame, I'd say go with a double rail frame.
Have fun designing your frame. Messing around with ideas is great !!!!!

KJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
476 Posts
Ok, so I'm noticing a lot of you don't use a seat- but sit on coolers/drybox/paco combos... I have an NRS frame. Dumb question award about to be given out here I'm sure- but here it goes. How do you use that space under the seat if you have an NRS frame?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,344 Posts
Some of these boats remind me of this...



You guys need to ease up on the gear.
Why?????
Gear=Fun. You can never have too much.
I forgot to mention one favorite piece of gear..... loop straps. Strategically placed for gear strappage, and they don't fall off the boat into the river when you unstrap stuff.
KJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,344 Posts
Ok, so I'm noticing a lot of you don't use a seat- but sit on coolers/drybox/paco combos... I have an NRS frame. Dumb question award about to be given out here I'm sure- but here it goes. How do you use that space under the seat if you have an NRS frame?
Same as MountainMedic.....flip seat over a drybox. I used to use the NRS seatbar, but wanted to maximize my gear carrying capacity and add a second drybox. I personally prefer a seat to rowing off a box or cooler.
KJ
 
1 - 20 of 1679 Posts
Top