Thanks for the info. Emailed skeperry and thought i'd post the reply in case anybody else was interested:
I am the proud owner of not one, but three Alpacka rafts. They are the
Destoyers of my Navy. I have nothing but good things to say about them. My friends and I have abused them and they seem to like it. On all acounts they are serious whitewater exploration vehicels, weighing in at around 4lbs they make the hike in alot more fun. If you like to do wilderness trips this is the boat for you. Try not to think of it as a "light kayak" because you will be let down by the lack of edge control. BUt it can be paddled through some heavy water. The person to talk to is Sherri at Alpacka raft. She is the owner/operator/designer of alpacka boats and a wonderfull person who understands river running. She is also working on some new models. Good luck hope to see you out on the water. Go to
to order your boat today. I am 6'1" and I like the big model.
All best Sam
>From: "Ron Treefoil" <email@example.com>
>Subject: alpacka rafts
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 23:55:41 -0600
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>My name is Ron, I got your email from your sister Eleanor on the Mountain Buzz forums
>I am curious about purchasing an Alpacka and wanted to talk to someone who owned one before I did. What do you use your boat for, and how does it do? I am looking for an all around sort of vessel for hard to access wilderness on any class of river. Much appreciated, no problem if you don't have time to answer.