Standard Raft Frame Features
Our custom raft frames are made with consideration to the details that matter. This is what we do best: we make livable, durable, low profile, diamond decked raft frames for long multi-day trips. Eddyline frames are made for when you are living on and off the boat, loading and unloading, and logging lots of river miles.
Comfort is a good thing, and we design our raft frames with this in mind. All frames have wide, safe to walk on, barefoot friendly, diamond plate decks. Diamond plate decks are also great platforms for rigging your gear to. We work to strike a good balance between maximizing enjoyable deck space for lounging, and having lots of cutouts for rigging options. All frames are custom made, with consideration for your need for boxes, hatches, coolers, bimini, floors, etc.
We design and build our raft frames for maximum durability. Diamond plated decks are reinforced with bars underneath, to distribute the weight and keep the decks from sagging. Optional hatches are framed to keep weight off of the hinges, just in case there is an impromptu dance party on your boat. Floors can be hanging or fixed, so they are a sturdy platform in your footwell.
Since we custom make your raft frame, we can design it in such a way that helps you to keep the weight in your boat low. The way you outfit your boat, with coolers and boxes and such, is the foundation of your rig. Trying to use as much space down low, in between the tubes of your boat, is key to keeping your weight low. You should try to have every box type item that is above the frame be a consistent height, no more than 4-5" above the deck plane. This attention to the profile of your bigger "outfitting" pieces will greatly help you rig your gear, as well as make your boat more comfortable to be on.
Diamond Plated Decks
Diamond plated decks are great, especially when they are custom made and designed with lots of cutouts, so you don’t have to worry about not having a place to run another strap to rig that one last thing. We offer many options that will give you enough cutouts for all kinds of rigging on your decks, floors, and hatches: half round side scallops, large and small strap slots, choices between the corners/ends of the decks, angled or round, bimini mount slots on the outer rail, etc.
The Standard Eddyline Build
Every raft frame we make has:
- 1 1/4 Sch 40 aluminum pipe. This kind of pipe is lower profile, strong enough, allows you to make use of NRS style fittings, and is not anodized.
- Diamond plated decks. Decks are roughly 1/2 the diameter of your tube size, and reinforced with metal framework between the two pipe rails.
- 1 Adjustable bay crossbar (Cooler Bay), with an NRS Lo Pro fitting.
- 4 Deck cutouts per bay. For an additional cost, more cutouts can be added.
- NRS oar towers or Speedrail fitting and pipe oar towers.
Every raft frame we make will be uniquely designed, with consideration to your specific needs and desires. Every raft frame we make is custom made just for you.