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Curious to see what type of frame set up everyone is running on their 16' rafts for multi day trips....especially on the Grand Canyon. Pictures greatly help!

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ImageUploadedByMountain Buzz1459489297.344152.jpg its a work in progress. Picked up the cooler, chicken line, Pacific River bag, and some other stuff today. Maybe tomorrow il get the spare oar rigged and the leashes on.


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16' rig

Kiwi boat, has 6 chambers plus floor, never finished with it but here's configuration after 3.5 years... Big old box holds motor, there's a transom and jackass that snaps onto rear frame cross member but not shown. Four bay "handrail frame" (and proud of it - means I can adjust rails to fit different coolers/dry box/ etc.), cooler fits in front of dry box and I sit on it to row. Holds as much as any 18', has two Grand trips and 4 Cat trips on it. Southco latches for front hatch. Have spent WAY too much time on it, but nobody making what I wanted when I built it (six months later saw a MadCatr frame and that's what it mostly closely resembles - sides disassemble and everything breaks down into pieces this old man can move around easily - even the monster box weighs in at 56#). Footwell is width of 50 cal ammo, side or "captain's" boxes have same capacity as three 20 mils (rocket boxes). If I had to do it again I wouldn't, learned way too much about working with aluminum (way less fun than wood).
 

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