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NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

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$50.00–$174.00

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Outstanding quality guaranteed. Why is an NRS frame the best? Size to fit ANY raft. Completely adjustable for ANY size rower. Fully customizable: any person can have a frame to meet their needs. LIFETIME warranty. Premium frames at a great price.
Sold as a pair, or as a set of 4 for 107"-120"

Construction:
1 5/8" 6061-T6 anodized aluminum pipe
High strength-to-weight ratio.
Outside diameter = 1 5/8"
Inside diameter = 1 3/8"
Wall thickness = 1/8"
Rubber Frame Plugs

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Material: 1-5/8" 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum Frame Pipe
Components:
  • 0 - Side Rail
  • 0 - Rubber Frame Plug

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  • NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

    Q:

    are the end plugs removable?
    Asked on 7/22/2014 by Hue G from Applegate, CA

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, they are a friction fit.

      Answered on 7/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I cut mine shorter. Used a broomstick to push the end cap out. If your not cutting them it is a bit of a struggle.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes.

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

    Q:

    This might be a stupid question but, are these rails compatible with Lo Pros? I am trying to convert a stern frame into a longhorn frame, therefore i can row solo. I don't see any holes in photo to accommodate the Lo Pro, unless i drill a hole which is possible. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
    Asked on 7/6/2014 by Brian from Durango, CO

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes- you will have to drill a 5/6" hole to accommodate a snap pin or stainless bolt and nylock nut.  I have had good luck with Fastenal for hardware.  If you make a jig it will help you with the holes- I use a board with a V notch in it, since I do not have a drill press.
      Jeff
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

      Answered on 7/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Brian, if you already have side rails you can convert these side rails to cross pieces with Lo Pro fittings. Otherwise, we do sell crossbars already fitted with Lo Pros.

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Kyle from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      they are compatible but you have to drill your own holes. a drill press really helps. have modified several frames that way.

      Answered on 7/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes these are compatible with lowpros. You will not need to drill holes if
      you use them as side rails since the u-bolt of the lowpro goes around it.
      However if you are using these for cross bars then you will need to drill
      holes.

      Answered on 7/6/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

    Q:

    My boat has a four foot flat spot and a lot of rocker. Is it possible to get these in 48 inches?
    Asked on 5/16/2014 by Alex from Fort Collins, CO

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You bet, Alex. Give us a call at 800.635.5202 to order.

      Answered on 5/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If they don't come in 48 in. lengths NRS will also custom cut rails to length.

      Answered on 5/16/2014 by Will from Bend, OR
  • NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

    Q:

    I’ve got an NRS sport cat frame on my Wildcat. It is 88 inches long. I would like to buy a second set of rails to run a lightweight version of the frame for surfing and such. I would like the lightweight setup to be able to run two people, so it needs to be long enough to accommodate a passenger. Though, given I have a larger setup, I am looking for the shortest possible setup. I realize that I will run this frame without the drop bars.

    Any guidance on the minimum rail length to run two people?
    Asked on 2/22/2013 by Dan

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dan, the length to accommodate two people will depend on a couple of things - length of the rower's legs and how the passenger will be seated. The Sport Cat Frame comes with two crossbars to make a cooler bay. If the passenger isn't sitting on a cooler, they'll need a seat, on either a seat bar or a passenger seat mount. And unless they're bracing their legs against the rower's seat bar, it'll be a pretty insecure seating. And are you sure you want to run without the drop rails? Frame pipe only weighs about 0.75 pounds per foot. The whole frame only weighs 76 pounds. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to talk more about a plan for you.

      Answered on 2/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs

    Q:

    Can I paint these rails and what prep work is required?
    Can you bend the corners for me?
    Asked on 1/6/2013 by curt from albany oregon

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi, seeing some of the answers we're getting on this question, l'll add some more detail to my earlier answer. We don't bend this pipe; it is tempered for additional rigidity and will crack if there's much of a bend. The pipe we use for items with bends, like footbars, stern side rails, and the rails on our Skidguard Frame, has a different temper and is therefore bendable. We can certainly make side rails with the bendable pipe, and for most applications it would probably be fine. You just have to take its somewhat reduced rigidity into account in your design.

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Painting aluminum is tricky, and best left to a specialist. Try to find a
      powder coating company near you and have them do the work. Typical rattle
      cans will not adhere well and you'll be left with paint chips all over
      everything.
      I don't know if NRS will custom bend any parts, but I do know that AAA
      Inflatables in Denver provides pre-bent and swaged elbows; that's what I
      used on my frame.

      Answered on 1/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you want color, we suggest you have them powder coated. We can do all sorts of custom work, so give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we'll probably be able to help you.

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      5.0

      NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs by NRS

      By Hue G

      from Applegate, CA

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs:

            They work as they should

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Machias

            from Stafford, VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Flat Waters
              • Rapids Paddling
              • Rivers

              Comments about NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs:

              Awesome rails, really turned my cataraft into a multi-person raft!

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              5.0

              Perfect fit.

              By 3pawpup

              from West slope, Colorado

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Easily
              • Dries Easily
              • Good Waterproofing
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Flat Waters
                • Rapids Paddling
                • Rivers

                Comments about NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs:

                No need to cut to size. These 82''ers fit perfectly on the flat part of tubes. Couldn't ask for better, plus end plugs are a great inclusion

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                5.0

                NRS Products Geat

                By BG

                from Stevensville, MT

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                      Comments about NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs:

                      Not much to say it's a piece of pipe[...]. The tech support was very helpful. Will continue to order from NRS

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                      5.0

                      Value of NRS frame system comes through

                      By Easy

                      from Missoula, MT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable and adaptable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Whitewater rafting

                        Comments about NRS Frame Side Rails with Plugs:

                        I ordered these side rails to expand an older model NRS frame without going to the expense of buying an entirely new frame. I also bought a couple of cross member frame rails to add a dry box. Everything worked as I had hoped. Once again the value of the NRS frame system that allows quick disassembly became apparent.
                        My only cautionary note: I had an older NRS frame from the early 1990's. The "Lo-Pro fittings" from those days are larger than the current Lo-Pro fittings. So if you are trying to integrate new cross rails and new Lo-Pro fittings with older cross rails, seat mounts, etc., you will have to get the new cross rails cut about one-quarter inch longer than standard. NRS did this for me.

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