One more thing- I should explain my thinking in getting a boat only 2 ft shorter than the other with almost the same width. What i needed was a Lightweight foldable boat that i could do day trips with the family safely (large tubes keep kids dry and happy, width allows for large deck for laying out , 4 chambers is safer).
If my goal was to pair a fun small boat with my larger boat for paddling and all the other small boat hooliganisms, I would have gotten a mini max or a sabertooth etc.
The 12 is fun to r2, but not as splashy and fun as a mini raft. So I'm probably gonna add another little boat at some point but it wouldn't meet my needs for a camper raft.
That said, I noticed that the rocky my paddlecat can also take a 60" frame. Hmmmm.