Originally Posted by twmartin
Why do you say the Mamba is more durable? Is it the hull, the outfitting? Can you elaborate?
And I'm 48, do all chics prefer the Mamba? Younger ones, Older ones, please elaborate. I'd hate for my significant other to leave me for this after all these years.
My comment on the plastic is based solely on my observations. I've had a Mamba for a year and a half. Probably 100 days on it, with a third of those seriously abusive creeking (Crested Butte, low water Vallecito and Embudo), and it is still going strong. Now I have been told I have a light touch in the mank, but I also know a few others with similar experiences to mine- i.e.: used the hell out of their Mamba and never broke it. I know a few people who have broken Karmas is a couple of weeks.
I'm not sure why this is the case, but that fact that the Mamba is 56 pounds dry probably has a lot to do with it. The outfitting is heavy, but I think the plastic is thick too. Jackson just seems to have some bad batches of boats. To their credit, they do seem to be good about sending warranty boats.
As for the chicks, younger...definitely younger.