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Old 06-17-2010   #1
west chester, Pennsylvania
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HELP! info on river raft floors

New at this. planning a class II at best rafting trip in August. tired of sharing a canoe. I have found many smaller Avon and Achilles Dinghy's with wood floors. My question is, should i buy one of these and use the wood floor? Or if i don't put the floor in can i safely use the floor with out fear of it giving out. Are dinghy floors as strong as a river raft floor that is made specifically for river rafting. should i look for an airfloor river raft.
Simply put i want a small raft that will serve me fine in classII or class III preferably with a floor.

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Old 06-17-2010   #2
Land of Lovin, Colorado
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I would not recommend a wood floor raft simply because in river rafting your odds of hitting a rock and busting the floor are high. You could try it but be careful not to hit any shallow areas or rocks.

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Old 06-17-2010   #3
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OKAY thats what i thought. Can i simply not put it in and use the raft without the wood? are real river raft floors made sturdier???
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