Originally Posted by okieboater
I have interest in these tubes. Are they made from fabric or some kind of hard plastic. I looked up AAA and was not sure from the photo they had on the web site. certainly looks like a great low water displacement one person cat boat tho. I spend a lot of time on various sections of the ARK in a hard shell kayak. Have low water floated places like Browns and Numbers around 300 cfs and it is still fun. Never thought a raft would make it tho. Maybe down past Salida I guess.
Thanks for the information.
The AAA Inflatables Hard Cat is made out of fairly rigid rotomolded polyethylene, which means that even though it "inflates" to 2-3lbs of pressure, they pretty much retain their inflated shape even when all the pressure is released. It makes for a larger storage area, but they store well outdoors, so if you have the room, its no problem. The rotomolded material seems to me to be identical to the material most plastic kayaks are made from. I do know that it's almost indestructible. I did quite a bit of research before I bought mine, and Mark Shekell, the owner, let me demo a set of tubes using my frame in water below 250 cfs in Brown's Canyon in late October in 2007. That experience convinced me. I wrote a check to him for my tubes when I returned the Demos. Give Mark or Judy a call at Triple AAA and I'm sure they'll be happy to answer questions. Nice folks.