i smell an awesome thread in the making
so i used to squeeze an '81 16foot udisco down the poudre. it only held air for a couple hours but i had some great times on that thing.
i was on an '86 14foot avon adventurer in the grand last year. and on the salt this spring.... upside-down in quartzite for a bit... that old thing was sweet. old avons are tanks.
i run 16foot achilles bucket boats on pumphouse for a living(ish) these days. all of our fleet except for the only 1 sb(2006) are from 1991. i love em. theyre easy to work on and they hold air all day. bucket boats slide over rocks so easy. and on pumphouse i always have a bored customer to man the bucket!!