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The yokes are made from bendable anodized aluminum pipe that has been welded and powder coated.
Construction:>
1 5/8" 6063-T6 anodized aluminum pipe
High strength-to-weight ratio..
Outside diameter = 1 5/8"
Inside diameter = 1 3/8"
Wall thickness = 1/8""
Cast aluminum LoPro fittings
Stainless steel "coined" U-bolts

Please note: NRS Cataraft Yokes place the center of the lower side rails 10" below the center of the top side rail. Generally they work best on NRS River Cats, Kodiak Cats and other manufacturer's cat tubes 24" or larger in diameter. Measure the depth of your inside D-rings to see if this is your best choice. For cats with smaller diameter tubes, the Sport Cat Frame (# 1275) is an excellent choice.

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Material: 1-5/8" 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum Frame Pipe
Components:
  • 1 - Yoke
  • 4 - LoPro Fittings
  • 4 - U-bolts with nuts and washers

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  • NRS Cataraft Yoke

    Q:

    What is the center to center measurement between the lower LoPro attachment points for the floor side rails on the 66" Cataraft Yoke?
    Asked on 11/14/2013 by just another boatman from Southern Oregon

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can find dimensions for our frame items in the Frame Parts Specs feature, linked off each product page. Here are the measurements for the cat yokes - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp#Yoke

      Answered on 11/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Cataraft Yoke

    Q:

    What is the center to center measurement between the lower LoPro attachment points for the floor side rails on the 66" Cataraft Yoke?
    Asked on 11/14/2013 by just another boatman from Southern Oregon

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Most of our frame part dimensions are illustrated in the Frame Parts Specs feature. Here are the measurements for the cat yokes - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp#Yoke

      Answered on 11/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Cataraft Yoke

    Q:

    Two and a half part question:
    A) Can the Delux Foot Bar be mounted to a Cataraft Yoke instead of a standard cross bar?
    B) Would the elevation drop from the side rails to the upper cross bar or the proximity to the lower cross bar limit flexibility/adjustability? Or would your toes be kicking the lower cross bar?
    Thanks.
    Asked on 7/9/2013 by Mark from Southern CA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the Deluxe Foot Bar (DFB) can be mounted instead of a standard cross bar. The physical
      dimensions of the upper DFB width equals the length of a standard cross bar.. The sole purpose
      of the DFB is to provide a foot push-off/rest position for a rower.
      I do not understand how you would limit flexibility/adjustability from the elevation drop? The
      position/location of the DFB has to help the rower. The length of the rower's legs and arms are
      the major consideration where the DFB is located in relation to the rower's seat. The DFB is not
      perfect but you have to find some advantage to provide comfort and strength to the rower.
      I imagine you could disregard installing a DFB and use a standard cross bar.. The rower has
      to find some physical comfort from placing their feet on the cross bar.

      Answered on 7/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Mark, the Deluxe Foot Bar will fit on the top bar of the yoke. The lower yoke bar will limit the adjustability of the Deluxe. Many boaters who want to row from the front of their cat use the yoke as their foot bar; the spacing of the horizontal bars works well in that regard.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      So heres the thing NRS and fellow shopper, the boths of yous: first and
      foremost, the yoke is already a deluxe foot bar with the added benefit of
      reinforcing stability horizontally across the frame, absolutely imperative
      for the 10 foot rails (for a total of 3 yokes). You wouldn't need a deluxe
      foot bar in addition to what the yoke already provides. That's how I roll.
      Secondly, the circumference of the yoke is different than an actual cross
      bar, so the lopro - u-bolt isn't fitted for that specifically. Lastly,
      you'll need a second set of hands and a rubber mallet to install a 3rd yoke
      into a cat frame already established with 2 (at each opposing end). Go 3rd
      yoke for frame integrity (watched a buddy hit a rock wall mid rapid, cross
      bar failure) and built in foot bar. Leave the deluxe foot bar for leisure
      boaters and fishing rigs, but affixed to a crossbar, not a yoke. The end.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Walrus from Oregon
  • NRS Cataraft Yoke

    Q:

    interested in more specs on yolks what size tube is radius meant for? if overall width is 72" what is the width between the tubes? and same questions for 66" model

    thanks alex
    Asked on 3/16/2013 by big alex from steamboat co

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Alex, take a look here for dimensions of the yokes - http://www.nrsweb.com/frames/Specs.asp?deptid=974&tn=49#Yoke - The curve of the pipe isn't designed to a particular tube diameter. They work best for cat tube diameters 24" and larger. For smaller diameter tubes our drop rail-type frames work best. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, or email service@nrsweb.com, for extra help.

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      33" and 39" Go to
      http://www.nrsweb.com/frames/Specs.asp?deptid=974&tn=49#Yoke

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the 72" frame. The radius seems to be made for a 25-28" tube. For
      the inside width, my 36" dry box just fits between the two lower bars and
      acts as a kind of spreader bar. The tubes would be two frame diameter bars
      wider. Sorry, I don't have the exact width of the frame tubes with me at
      this time, but 3" would be close or 39" between the tubes themselves.

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Jteeinc from Lolo, MT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have an aire jaguarundi which is a 16 x 24 and I use 3 72" yokes in my
      frame. The yoke hugs the contour of the 72" perfectly. I can't speak for
      the 66", but 24" tubes work ideally.

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Walrus from Oregon
  • NRS Cataraft Yoke

    Q:

    Hello, I was wondering what the width between tubes is for each of the cataraft yokes. In other words what is the width of the "cockpit"

    Thanks
    Asked on 11/2/2012 by Cataraft Fishing from Eugene, OR

    1 answer

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4.0

Replacing NRS Cataraft Yoke

By None

from Austin, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Simple Design

Cons

  • Catastrophic Failure

Best Uses

  • Expedition Tripping

Comments about NRS Cataraft Yoke:

I purchased this product for a friend because the raft of his that I rowed through the Grand Canyon suffered a catastrophic failure at the top of Grapevine Rapid. I wanted to make his repair job as simple as possible in return for his invitation on the trip. The Low-Pro connector sheared in two on impact with a submerged rock. I believe this failure to be an anomaly as none of us had ever seen anything like it. For the most part, this is a very strong frame design. Both of my own rafts are made of NRS components.

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3.0

Yoke

By cr

from slc, ut

Verified Buyer

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      • Rivers

      Comments about NRS Cataraft Yoke:

      I would make the top level with the top of the rest o the frame. It would help with a level surface between it and the other bars for packing gear etc.

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