Just came across an ad for a 1990 NRS 12' raft in my area. Doesn't say what model, but it is red with black stripe. Comes with other gear, but I am mostly interested in the quality of the raft. Has 3 small patches.
If it's the one I think it is I would buy it. If the 12'er is ok for you then that is a great deal. Frame, oars , paddles and a big name hypo boat all for $500.00. Yeah buy it. You won't likely do much better. And yes NRS is a good boat.