Originally Posted by nosrednakram
Thanks for all of your help everyone
. I ended up ordering a package today and feel it is the best cat for me after considering all of your advice.
14' SOTAR Elite with 23" Tubes
NRS Cataraft Universal Frame 72" 108"
Sawyer mxs oars and duramax blades
Two Buzzards ordering Sotar tubes in one day! I hope you got a discount, if you go through a local rep most will give a good chunk off retail.
This morning, I ordered a set of 12'6" legends. Going to get a madcatr frame, I can't say enough good things about him. He won't get it started until late may, and until then he is going to loan me a frame! It is 5 hours away, and it's not a big problem to get it here. so I should be on the water by mid april, if all goes well.
I haven't decided on the oars yet, I run cataract on my raft, and I'll probably go with the same for consistency. But the sawyer composite ones are almost as cheap a carlisle's??
And if your side rails are too long (which they likely will be), you can just hack saw them off. One of the upsides of an NRS frame. Make sure to get the deluxe foot bar, or make something yourself, you will want to hook your feet in, I do even on my raft.