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Cataraft Frames

NRS fishing cat frame with anchor and stand up bar systems.

This frame is on a daddy cat tube set. If you look closely, you can see the anchor pully attachment on the back. there is also a cleat that is not visible that holds the rope. This frame is the same one as a whitewater frame with the addition of the anchor system and the stand up bars and the extra seats. We recomend tieing a small section of plywood under the fishermen's feet. That Plywood will make a more comfortable platform to fish from. NRS also offers diamond plate decks.


 

Delux Down River Fly Fishing Frame on a Daddy Cat
This frame features all aluminum construction. Speed rail fittings, and is UPSable. Note the diamond plate floors. A couple of very nice features on this frame include: Totally adjustable oarlocks, for & aft, Tilt, up and down. Oar Geometry is a breeze. There is a tilt seat that can sit over a cooler, or over a drop bag. These frames work best on JPW Daddy Cats or larger. That is because the straight waterline does not allow the boat to rock, and gives more flotation in shallow water, and that is when the fishing is good. Visit www.downriverequip.com for more information.


Down River 4 Bay Frame for 14 ft Cat
This is another Down River Frame that would fit on a set of Big Brother tubes. It has 4 bays. It is a whitewater frame and for that reason is simpler, and less money. Note the cooler inside of the drop bag under the fold up seat. For more information visitwww.downriverequip.com.


Northwest River Supplies Typical Large Frame
This is a typical NRS Large Cataraft Frame. With This frame the tubes are spaced aproximately 40 inches apart. This seems to be the wide industry standard. NRS frames are UPSable, The fittings and the aluminum tubing is marine grade. They are a very cost effective frame. There are standard fishing modifications, standard short modifications, and standard narrow modifications. For more information visit www.nrsweb.com.


Riverboat Works El Tigre Standard Frame
This is a break down, shippable 5 bay cataraft frame. It is made of speed rail type of fittings for easy break down. The rainbow oar locks are adjustable fore and aft, and can be rotated outward. They are not as adjustable as the oar towers that are seen in the Delux Fishing Cataraft Frame. They are slightly stronger. The frame cross members are adjustable to fit different size coolers, drop bags or boxes. Contact Ron Ferris at River Boat Works for more information about this type of frame, and for more information about accessories and price. This frame is mounted on an El Tigre cataraft set of tubes. They are 28 inches in diameter, and the tubes have a 12.5 ft waterline.


Riverboat Works El Tigre Diamond Plate Frame with Drop Bags
This is not a break down, shippable 5 bay cataraft frame, because of the diamond plate construction. The diamond plate makes it easier to walk across the deck and get around on the boat. Diamond plate floors on the frame are also available. These diamond plate structures make the boat more user friendly, but the frames are not upsable. The rainbow oar locks are adjustable fore and aft, and can be rotated outward. They are not as adjustable as the oar towers that are seen in the Delux Fishing Cataraft Frame. They are slightly stronger, however I have never seen an oar tower break. This picture shows a drop bag in one of the bays. Because the diamond plate restricts the movement of the cross tubes, customers should be certain of how they want their bays arranged for cargo and other functions. Contact Ron Ferris at River Boat Works for more information about this type of frame, and for more information about accessories and price. This frame is mounted on an El Tigre cataraft set of tubes. They are 28 inches in diameter, and the tubes have a 12.5 ft waterline.


Riverboat Works Delux Fishing Cataraft Frame
This frame is built with lean towers and fishing seats for one guide and two fishermen. It also has a unique anchor pulley system, and diamond plate floors in the casting areas. The oar towers are more adjustable for oar geometry because they can be raised or dropped into the fittings as well as slid fore and aft, and rotated outward. The lean towers and seats can be removed if necessary so that the craft can be used as a cargo cataraft on multi day trips. Contact Ron Ferris at River Boat Works for more information about this type of frame, and for more information about accessories and price. The tubes are mounted on a set of 25 inch diameter Daddy Cat set of tubes with an El tigre or Blunt nose.


Down River Equipment Super Eltigre Frame
This is a Super Eltigre 30 Cataraft with a Down River Equipment Frame on it. This frame has been decked with diamond plate all across the floor, and as a walkway on top of the tubes. This is a Cargo Cataraft, for the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon in high water, or for large rivers like the Columbia. Specs on the tubes are 15 ft water line (the part resting on the pavement) 3 separate chambers per tube, 24 2 inch d ring patches. Contact Down River Equipment Company in Denver for more information about the frame.


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