|Materials: The main frame is built from welded 6061-T6 aluminum. The rails are 1.9 inches in diameter, and have a wall thickness of .145 in. Outside corners are mandrel bent to a smooth radius, and coupled with internal sleeves before welding. Other rail intersections are carefully fishmouthed for a tight fit and high strength assembly. Decks of aluminum tread plate are either welded to rails or joined by stainless steel hinges.|
Mandrel bent corners are joined with tight fitting internal sleeves... an EP&F exclusive that results in a strong connection even before they are welded
|Oar Stands: EP&F oar stands are a proprietary design
and made from
welded steel for strength and durability, then powder
coated for a
finish. Oar stands are solidly bolted to the frame, which
reinforced for this purpose, and they will not come loose
EP&F doesn't fool around when it comes to oar stands, they build their own out of welded steel for trouble free strength and durability.
|There is a lot to like about these stands... they give
grab on to during a "great big smokin' tube standing
or when climbing back in the boat. They also provide a
to lash boats together in camp, or perhaps during a
rescue... and in
event of a flip, a place to tie a flip line. Of course it
is a simple
to tie oar leashes on as well. Best of all there are no
set screws to
loose or strip out in the middle of a trip. They also
allow frames to
stacked during a shuttle.
We like oars made from wood... but for oar stands, steel is our material of choice
|Our "MAJOR COMMERCIAL" frame is made to meet the demands
guides and outfitters who run the big water of the
Colorado River in
It is made to accommodate two drop bags, and has a hinged deck on the front compartment. There is an aluminum floor suspended in the main compartment. A commercial marine cooler is slung in the third compartment and is used for the seat. The rear compartment / drop bag is left open so river bags can be piled up to use for a backrest.
|Our "MAJOR BAGGAGE" frame carries about as much as you
could want on
a trip, and a good thing to have when supporting kayakers
This frames most prominent feature is the ability to carry two commercial marine coolers, as well as two drop bags, one each in the front and rear sections. The center floor is designed to carry six 20 mil rocket boxes, or two custom dry boxes.
Instead of a hinged front deck, this frame can carry one or two tables as "lids" for the drop bags.
|E.P.&F. "Major" frames can be built in a generic size to fit most 18 foot commercial rafts, or custom fit to your application. Price is dependent on specification (coolers, drop bags, oars, straps, extra detailing, etc. can be supplied as part of a package), and build time can range from several weeks to a couple of months depending on the season. for any and all details, feel free to call.||E|
|Encore Performance and Fabrication (EP&F)
355 Henry St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
520 778 7910
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