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Old 07-20-2009   #21
Davis, California
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i guided some 14" NRS Otters,though it might have been an expedition version. Really nice boat. handled really nice even when loaded

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Old 07-20-2009   #22
Mt Hood, Oregon
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We started with a 14 ft SB Williwaw and custom scenic/fish frame some 10 years ago. Has served us well!!!!

As our children have gotten bigger, more overnight longer trips the 14 ft has gotten smaller! We are going to go to a 16 ft for those trips. The IK helps with the kids , and the 14 ft is great for them to learn to row.

We will still use the 14 ft on our daily trips. If you plan on longer trips and boating with family and only one boat, go for the 16ft. Loading can a problem so rig a roller or other "assistive device".

As always, the cost becomes a contributing factor. We're still looking for that perfect, 16ft lightly used rubber, no pun intended. No crassness needed in replies!!!!!!!

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Old 07-27-2009   #23
Grand Junction, Colorado
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14 footer vs. 16 footer

related to the NRS anf HYside rafts. I notice that ht eNRS materila includes a layer of neoprene on either side of the fabric center and then both sides are coated with the HYpalon. The Hyside material does not include the neoprene layer. I'm guessing but it looks like the Hyside may be using more Hypalon.
Any comments?Adbavantages one to the other?

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Old 07-28-2009   #24
Thronton, Colorado
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Originally Posted by FrankC View Post
...You really can't go wrong with NRS customer service and waranty. Best in the industry IMO...
I've heard this from others, including a dealer that sells both (along with several other brands mentioned). That dealer also said Hyside has gone down just a bit in quality the past couple of years, but it's still a great boat.

I don't think you can go wrong with either boat though.

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