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Our best-selling frame, the Bighorn I can cradle a large cooler or dry box rigged either in front or behind. Its rugged design makes it a good platform for customizing your rigging. Add optional components to accommodate more gear or additional passengers. Two 9' NRS straps and four strap slides are included for securing your cooler or dry box. Use a minimum of four NRS straps to fasten the frame to your boat. Seat, two crossbars, foot bar and oar mounts included. Cooler sold separately.

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Frame Type: Raft Frames
Dimensions: Available Sizes
Weight: 60" x 68" is 48 lbs.
Material: Modular Anodized Aluminum Frame
Components:
  • 2 - Side Rails
  • 1 - Foot Bar
  • 2 - Cross Bars
  • 1 - Seat Bar
  • 1 - Low-back Drain Hole Seat
  • 1 - Pair of 6" Oar Mounts
  • 2 - NRS 9' Straps with Strap Slides (Suspend the cooler or drybox)
Dimensions (W x L)
48" x 65"
54" x 68"
60" x 68"
66" x 68"
72" x 68"

Width is measured center to center
of the side rails.

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  • NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout

    Q:

    Will the 68" long frame fit a Tributary SB 13ft?
    Asked on 2/16/2014 by Not so tall Paul

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My raft is not a tributary but is 13ft., and my Bighorn I fits fine!

      Answered on 2/17/2014 by Rick from N. Carolina
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, the Tributary 13 has a flat area of 64.5" (we've rounded that to 65"), so 68" won't work. We can shorten the side rails for you, just give us a call, 800.635.5202, to make a custom order.

      Answered on 2/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout

    Q:

    I have an Otter SB 13'. I use a bighorn I frame w side rails that are 68" in length. I am wanting to add more frame length, so to have 2 bars beneath my butt for ease of a drop bag or sitting on a cooler/dry box etc. With a cooler and drop bag in front. Is it that big of a deal to put side rails on that are 72" in length?
    Asked on 12/1/2013 by brady the beast

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brady, it's all about the math. Going to 72" rails gives you an extra 4". Say your cooler and dry box are each 16" in width, that gives you 40 extra inches (we're ignoring the 1 5/8" of the cross bars). You'll need at least 20" for the rower's legs. Take out the foot bar and brace your feet against the cooler... you might squeeze in a narrow drop bag. Mock up the set up in your living room. Sit on something the same height as your dry box top to the raft floor. Pull out your tape measure, dummy out the cooler/drop bag, see if it works for you. The great thing about the NRS frame system is that it's ultra adjustable, but it can't overcome the math.

      Answered on 12/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    Can you put a 66" x 72" frame together?
    Asked on 8/27/2013 by jason

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Jason, we can lengthen the side rails for you. Just give us a call, 800.635.5202, to place the order.

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    I have a E130 and I am wondering if it is possible to remove the seat on this frame and slide the footbar back to make space for a second cooler or drybox in the back of the frame, which would also be the rowing seat? Would it be too cramped to do this?
    Asked on 8/2/2013 by jKinsman from Bellingham, WA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      What you're talking about is a Compact Outfitter Frame, Item # 92005.01. Just for sake of discussion, say the cooler and dry box are both 16"W, that's 32". The flat area on the 130 side tubes is 72". That gives you ~ 40" of leg room, which would be doable. If you've already got the Bighorn I frame, the side rails are 68", skinnying things up by 4". If you don't have the frame, you can order a custom Compact Outfitter with 72" side rails. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to discuss this further.

      Answered on 8/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout

    Q:

    What size do you recommend for a 14 foot raft?
    Length 14.1 ft, Inside length 11.5 ft, Overall width 6 ft,
    Inside Width 33 inch, Tubes 19.7 inch,

    Thanks!
    Asked on 6/12/2013 by Daniel from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Daniel, the slick way to determine center-to-center for frame width is to subtract one tube diameter from the boat's width, in your case, 72" - 19.7" = 52.3". So, the 54" wide frame works fine. You don't list the flat area along the side tubes but on a 14' raft I think it should accommodate the 68" length of the Bighorn I.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    Will the smallest size bighorn I frame work with the 9.5 SB tributary?
    Asked on 3/25/2013 by A

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The flat area on the side tubes is 50" in length. The 48"W Bighorn I frame has 65"L side rails. We can cut the side rails down for you; however, you might find that length cramped for your legs. One solution would be to row from the cooler. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we'll help you figure it out.

      Answered on 3/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      5.0

      Just what I ordered

      By River Ray

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rapids Paddling
        • Rivers

        Comments about NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout:

        Knew what I was getting since I've been around these frames on the river. High quality components, easy to assemble, adjust, configure and take apart. easy to move and mount by myself. I've already thought of a couple of additional components to add. I am glad these parts are avaliable separatley.

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        5.0

        Great Frame

        By Rogue River Runner

        from Rogue River, Oregon

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Aluminum won't rust
        • Comes with a seat
        • Great price for aluminum
        • Reconfigurable shape

        Cons

        • Oar towers leave residue
        • Price recently increased

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Rapids Paddling
        • Rivers
        • Rowing frame
        • Weekend trips

        Comments about NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout:

        Overall, a great frame, and a good value, compared to aluminum welded frames. You get an aluminum frame for the price of a steel one. This frame is adjustable, so that you can reconfigure the cooler in either the front or back. My one beef is that the friction between the oarlocks and the oar towers creates a fine powder, which then stains my boat. Otherwise, a great frame for the price.

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        5.0

        Great Frame

        By tribri

        from Portland, Ore

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            • Day Trips
            • Rapids Paddling
            • Rivers
            • Short Multi Day

            Comments about NRS Bighorn I Raft Frame - Closeout:

            I have this frame on my 12 1/2 NRS raft. I love it for day trips and short overnight trips. For longer trips I picked up two extra cross bars and low pros and can turn it into a compact, compact outfitter with my drybox as well.

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