I was new to cats when I put together my Jag. We were running the tight and tech rivers of MT, ID and CO at the time and now we live in the SW doing the Colorado, San Jaun, Yampa and are planning on tbe Salt and Verde ect.
We bought a NRS 72"x120". I've practically worn the the nuts and u-bolts out changing it around so many times. It's been rigged sparse and it been rigged geared and heavy. Rowed front, back and center.
It's been a good experience IMO. After a few years of turning bolts and sliding bars, switching seats, coolers, drybox's, plywood decks, trampolines and passengers around.
I almost feel like I know what I would want in a welded frame