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Old 10-26-2014   #21
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1986
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My second boat is a 12' cat, and Ya, it is a fun boat. I can also take my two kids or another adult on self support overnighters with it. Wouldn't do for a primary boat tho...

That would be the 14' raft that can and has run browns at 350 and cataract at 70,000 with a whole lotta stuff in between.

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Old 10-30-2014   #22
Salida, Colorado
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14FT SB raft by far the best bet - we have had ours down the Grand 15 times, on the MF at 7ft, Main at levels from 65K to 5K, and on our local Arkansas at all levels on Browns canyon, from bank full to low. Perfect for the Salt, SJuan, and any other river. We also own a "play boat" Maxi-me Hyside, which is a gas on Ark at most levels, low level Yampa trips, etc. But the 14 properly laid out can carry a lot of gear.

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Old 11-02-2014   #23
OTR, Colorado
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Awesome feedback, thanks everyone! I will be picking up a RMR 14' in Salida in two weeks.. and it sounds like I might actually get to run it down the river then as well!
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Old 11-03-2014   #24
Montrose, Colorado
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Just saw this in the classifieds. Great deal if you ask me. If I did not already have a 14' Hyside, I would jump on this.
14' Hyside Raft - Mountain Buzz Gear Swap
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Old 12-11-2014   #25
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Another vote for 14' here. I did a lot of research before I ended up with a 14. The rest of my family wanted a 16'-18' in case we got another Grand trip. I finally talked them into the 14' because it is the most versatile and having a 16'-18' would really limit the stretches of rivers you can run.

As far as the Grand goes, I have seen people take anything from hard shell kayaks - 18' + rafts and other craft. It really comes down to how many/what size boats you are taking and how much gear/people you will have. If you have a bunch of big boats that don't mind holding most of your gear, than you could take a 12'-13' without much of a problem. But if you want to carry all your gear, than you probably won't want a boat that small.

Good luck on your search!

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