I think what homeboy is saying is "hey bro, we got a permit and no raft. There are only two of us. Any of you want to rent us your raft for cheap?"
Not saying it ain't gonna happen but if you mentioned how much you are willing to pay and how you would handle deposit/damage etc. you might get a little more action. Personally, I'll let my friends borrow my stuff whenever but only because I know they'd make it right if anything happened. Perhaps someone is willing to take the risk for some $, IDK. Also, what else besides the raft, frame and oars do you need? Drybox, cooler, firepan, straps, pump?