Originally Posted by The Mogur
I used to guide a fleet of 12' oar rafts, and they were quite adequate at any flow under 10K. We did it many, many times that way without any accidents.
I'm sure small boats rock on the lower. I just tend to like bigger boats in that canyon. They hold bigger coolers! More room on the boat. There is no place where a small boat is needed or makes running a drop easier. You could inter-tube the river if ya really wanted too.
But if a guy was trying to get everything in 1 vehicle then by all means enjoy the smaller boat.