13'Tributary VS 12' Tributary Handling Difference SHOOTOUT
Having a rough time deciding which boat would work best for my scenario.
13' Trib. Specs: 13'3" X 6'6" and with 19" tubes
12' Trib. Specs: 12'4" X 6'1" and with 18" tubes
I would like to use this boat with frame setup and possibly paddle every now and then. Probably frame it 60% and paddle it 40%
Needs to maneuver well in technical bony rapids...a must. Skinny slots too. Still have a little room to handle a light load though. Of course I would use a compact outfitter NRS frame for best use of space.
Would I see that much handling difference between the these two models with the above conditions in mind??? 11 Inches less on length and 5 inches less on width if I go with the Trib. 12'.
Of course those with same model experience would be best for reply...but at this point, I'll take any educated recommendations. (Wish I had a picture of the two side by side)
Thanks for the help!