We sold our sailboat Spring of 2006 and bought a 14' Trib...one of the first years they made them I think. Wrapping up our 6th season with it, well...still got a few more trips planned this year. Boat has been down Deso twice, WW x5, Chama twice, RHT, Browns and Upper C too many times to count, and numerous runs on our local Clear Creek.
We run an oar frame for most trips, but plenty of paddle team on the CC too. This boat easily supports my wife and I for a week long trip on Deso. For RHT we built custom decks...if you see a trib that looks like a putting green that is us! Oh yeah...River Sombreros rock!
Other than what I would consider normal wear and tear we have had no problems with the boat and I expect that I will be with us another 6 seasons at least...unless I sell it to my brother or the rabbit's brother and move up to a cat rig