The Down River Rio Grande 5-Bay Cataraft Fishing Frame XD is made with fishing in mind. With the addition of 3 diamond plate floors, this frame provides secure footing for everyone in the boat. This frame was built with 3 people in mind, it is comfortable to row and has a good amount of storage. Built for 16ft catarafts and above this frame provides the best combination of comfort and functionality. The Down River Rio Grande 5-Bay Cataraft Fishing Frame XD includes oar towers, DRE Captain's Seat, front thigh brace w/ horns, front casting floor, captain's floor, rear casting floor, rear swivel seat and poly deck. When not fishing you can remove the fishing compenets and run it as a 5 bay whitewater frame.
All DRE whitewater frames are constructed with swaged joints and Speed-Rail fittings for the best combination of strength, adjustability, and breakdown for any sort of travel. DRE whitewater frames are made with schedule 40 6063 T6 aluminum pipe for maximum strength and minimum weight.
Each DRE frame is custom designed to specifically fit not only your raft or cat, but also your personal needs from a day/play frame to multi-week expeditions. When you purchase a frame from DRE we will set the length and width to fit your boat and the bay openings to fit your needs. Because DRE fabricates their own frames to order, the answer to "Can you....?" is "Yes!".
All DRE frames are designed with safety and function in mind. Only DRE frames utilize the cargo area in your cat or raft most efficiently - DRE seats are hinged and fold forward to access a cooler or drop bag underneath - DRE kick bars are designed to support your feet and a dry box or drop bag. With a DRE frame there is virtually no wasted space.
X2 Model features two casting floors
X3 Model features two casting floors plus a captain's floor
Please give us a call at 1-800-4Corners to discuss dimensions and options.