130 otter vs. osprey 135
So Im on the market for a raft to guide out of for a few seasons for under $3000. I rowed the otter today, its an 02 witth a half a dozen patches but holds air well and has a slightly leaking floor pressure release valve.. It has full nrs fishing frame, comes with no oars and would need to take it to the local raft shop for better inspection and patch clean up$1200.
The other is the osprey 135 like new condition full nrs frame two premier oars, made in idaho? spare carlisle, sawyer cobra oar locks, anchor, k pump and cooler $2800 . i have researched both boats and understand the differences in material etc. I would have to put roughly $800 into the otter.
I guess my question is what would be a better buy as far as durability? Patched older hypalon or newer pristine revolution urathane. 310z over 1680 nylon is lighter than most urathane boats and theres not a ton of feed back yet on the discontinued nrs material.
Any input is appreciated-Thnx!