The Down River Colorado 4-bay Whitewater Raft Frame is the gold standard when it comes to raft frames. Designed for multi-day trips, this frame efficiently carries a large cooler and dry box and offers a seating area for passengers with storage underneath. Easily breaks down into seven pieces to be packed by plane or burro. Double rail model adds stiffness and extra storage to the frame, while the deluxe Diamond Plate model provides a sturdy platform for walking or gear storage. Each Colorado frame is custom built to fit your boat and will take 3-6 weeks of build time.
XD model frames use 1.5" ID aluminum and will accommodate up to 16' boats. LD model frames use 1.25" ID aluminum and will accommodate up to 13' boats.
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.
Please give us a call at 1-800-4Corners to discuss dimensions and options.
Prices listed are for the base model of each frame (which includes oar towers and kick bar).