I have a 143r with the regular floor and deflated it for the first time this winter. in the floor pocket some water came out of my drain holes and got me thinking. Is the regular floor pocket a bad idea when thinking about invasive species. Do I need to be draining my floor and "treating the pocket" with something every time I switch rivers/drainage.
AIRE inflatable rafts and kayaks company profile and raft features
The Regular Floor Pocket:
How its built:
(RFP) is constructed by sewing the PVC floor top and bottom to a zipper along the perimeter edge of the floor pocket.
An air floor AIREcell is placed inside the pocket which keeps the floor rigid and buoyant.
Drain holes are built into the bottom of the floor pocket.
Aids in tracking and stability.
While on the river, water will enter the drain holes and add ballast to the boat.
This extra ballast creates a low center of gravity which helps the raft stick to the water and can sometimes help prevent a flip.
This design comes standard with all our rafts.
Great choice for paddle rafts of all sizes.
Rafting big and technical whitewater.