NRS Scout vs. 2012 16' RMR
I have a NRS Scout, and I am looking at adding a 16' boat to the quiver for some of my bigger trips where I need more room.
I like the dimensions and the price point of the Rocky Mountain 16' boat, but the reviews that say it is sluggish have put me off a little. Then I realized I have no basis for comparison. The only raft I have rowed is my 14' Scout, and I have no idea what its reputation for handling was in its day. I am happy with the way it handles so if the Scout was a pig, I probably wouldn't mind if the RMR is a little sluggish as well.
Does anyone have any info on how the Scout handles relative to other boats, especially if you can compare it to the Rocky Mountain Rafts 16 footer?
Most of my trips are multiday runs, usually later in the summer. Typically they are Rogue, Hells Canyon, Main Salmon at low water, and Grande Ronde type runs. I also seem to be on a Grand Canyon once every two years schedule, and plan to start rowing it rather than paddling. I have also looked at the Tributary 16.0 SB, and the AIRE 16' DD. The Tribs dimensions are not as attractive to me, and the DD is a bank breaker (especially since I only get out on multidays 3-4 times a year).