Many AIRE Cougar catarafts have a flat frame with a raised seat bar.
Does anybody have an AIRE Cougar, with the 17 or 18 inch "double wide" tubes, that uses a 4 or 5 INCH DROP-DOWN FRAME?
AIRE Leopard catarafts, with their 26.5 inch tubes, use a drop-down frame with the center area dropped down about 10 inches or 12 inches, although I have not actually measured the length of the dropped down center area yet. I'm getting ready to build a new frame for a new AIRE Cougar I purchased last summer, but never used. That is, I purchased the Cougar tubes, and I'm finally ready to build a new cataraft frame.
So again, AIRE COUGAR owners...do you use flat frames or (short distance) drop-down frames?