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Old 08-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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Default Looking for 14' Raft Frame

Does anyone have a Raft frame forsale? I have a 14' Vanguard and am looking for a raft frame with 4 bays preferably but I would still be interested if it has less. Let me know! Steve-looking for a frame by this weekend for a trip.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:00 PM
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I don't have a frame for sale, but if you end up wanting to build yourself one, I can post up some of teh research I did. You can do a completely bolt-up frame out of Anodized aluminum for not a whole lot of money.

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:17 PM
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Would Love to see it.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:40 PM
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Me too! That sounds like just the ticket for a budget upgrade from my current frame.

I've got a frame I would lend you. Bu not for this weekend unfortunately...
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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Ok, sorry for the delay, but here's what I was able to come up with when I was planning to build a double rail raft frame. As a disclaimer, I never got around to building it because the deal on the rubber fell through.

Tube: NRS sells anodized pipe by the foot. While not cheap, it was much cheaper than other on line metal places i found, its the correct size, and its already anodized.

http://www.nrs.com/product/1211.2/nr...-1-58-anodized

Fittings: Unless you want to try your hand at tig welding anodized aluminum, you can buy all the fittings necessary to build up a frame. I believe the 1-1/4" pipe has an OD of 1-5/8, so those are the fittings to get. They come in T's, elbows, crosses, etc.

http://www.nurail.com/products/%2310...B47%7D4in.html

Towers: You can get these from DRE, with the modified tower to fit the 1-1/4" pipe on the frame to the 1-1/2" oar tower.

http://downriverequip.com/index.php/...oar-tower.html

http://downriverequip.com/index.php/...ers-bases.html


From there, its just designing it how you want it. Not cheap, but you can make it the way you want, with an umbrella holder, cross bars for coolers, etc.

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