Originally Posted by Andrew Larson
Is it do-able in my otter?
Probably. You could probably also ride a Walmart road bike on some fairly technical single track, too. In both cases there are much better options. The Otter and many other recreational and touring boats will let you get down plenty of fairly easy rivers, but you'll be happier, and probably safer, in a boat that's designed for the type of paddling you plan on using it for. Especially when the river gets more challenging, a rec boat like the Otter is going to be more and more of limitation. In some cases it's also likely to be a liability and could actually be a dangerous choice.