Ok. Maybe i was a bit harsh. I agreed it was fair but not stellar.
I would think, however, if you are doing a 28 day winter GC trip on a boat that size that something has gotta give. I wouldnt want to skimp on exposure protection as during those months you probably wont be sleeping under the stars. I also would have a companion on board.
Something doesnt seem right unless you pack ultralight and eat freeze dried, that boat doesnt look to have the waterline to support 2 peeps, three frame pieces, and 28 days on a river, IMO. Maybe If with a lot of other boats to share the gear
Also, is that dry box an action packer with a foam sealed lid?
I would think a more suitable GC boat (and maybe better deal) is the 2011 leopard that someone has listed on nrsweb gear swap for $3k, IMO.
I know its $1100 more however hard to argue with 9 remaining years on the warrantee and a boat I'd feel confident taking on a month long float. And having owned and progressed through a 14, 16, and now 18' boat my recommendation is to GO BIG!!
Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.