Originally Posted by bucketboater
Outfitters are cheap. If sotar and maravia offered aires buy 4 boats get one free every company on the white would run them. Just sayin. For a private boater like myself a 200 pound Frankenstein boat is not my bag. Glad you're happy though.
^^ Exactly what I was thinking. ^^
I had some idea of what AIREs would be like to run, but reserved full judgement until after a full season running them. On the water, they handled fine for me for the most part. However, there wasn't a single
de-rig during which I didn't cuss the "brilliant" water-in-the-floor design. What a joke. It also doesn't help that to find pinholes you've got to dismantle the durn things, although I did get plenty of chance to work on my sewing skills!
Anyway, if I were given an AIRE, I suppose I'd run it, but I couldn't foresee myself spending more than about 20 bucks for one.