We’ve been experimenting with putting “Rigging Rails” on our frames. These rigging rails are a ½” solid round bar held off from one of the frame’s cross bars. We’ve been using them for hanging spare oars, on cross bars where it’s hard to get a strap around, as well as where we want to keep a strap in one place on a cross bar, like behind a cooler. They can be put pretty much where ever you want and have been working great. So far, so good!
But how strong are they? Well, the other day we put one to the test.
We would have been satisfied if it held 1000 lbs.
At 1,000 lbs. it held. Around 2400 lbs., some of the weld started tearing out. We stopped at 2700 lbs., when the middle 2 welds failed completely.
Seems this whole rigging rail experiment is a success. Now that we have a little more confidence of what they can hold, we’ll be putting them in even more places on our frames.
- May 17, 2019 Choosing & Setting Up a Raft Bimini May 17, 2019
- Mar 28, 2019 Finishing details of the first CHUB Mar 28, 2019
- Mar 15, 2019 Comparing 16' Rafts - NRS E-160 v Hyside PRO 16 XT Mar 15, 2019
- Nov 6, 2018 Our Aluminum "Chub" Hatchery. Nov 6, 2018
- Aug 11, 2018 New Raft - New Ideas Aug 11, 2018
- Aug 2, 2018 Testing out using foam for the side decking on a raft frame Aug 2, 2018
- Jun 30, 2018 Rigging Rails for Raft Frames Jun 30, 2018
- May 29, 2018 Hog Island - One River Many Voices Project May 29, 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018