Down River Cataraft Frame
The Animas stern frame is designed for those who like the idea of a stern frame, but want a little more mechanical advantage than the Piedra design. Our outfitters love this frame because of the extra leverage gained by the extended oar towers when working in big water or with large paddle crews. This frame is built with the same quality as all Down River frames, but is fully welded and does not have breakdown capabilities.
Extra Duty Frames are the toughest, most durable on the market.
- The pipe we use is 1½” (1.9” O.D.) 6063 alloy Schedule 40 T6 aluminum extruded in a process designed specifically for DRE to give the best combination of weight and strength. We use the thickest Clear Anodizing for maximum durability.
- The main hoop is made with swaged joints in conjunction with bent corners to provide great strength and super quick break down.
- We only use Hollaender Al-Mag 535 fittings, which are the best available. These fittings have physical strength characteristics comparable to malleable iron at one-third the weight.
Stern Frame: (Fits up to 14′, 33lbs) Additional shipping charges apply.
This particular frame is designed to fit all 13′ and 14′ rafts. We can custom build this frame for other sizes, but some additional charges may be involved. All DRE frames are designed with safety and functionality in mind.