kids= raft. 13's and 14's are great. My 8 year old son can row my 14 when it's loaded with gear, she will have no problems. (He rowed from Maupin city park to just above Oak Springs with no intervention from me) 13's are fun for anything but overnighters, at least if all 4 of you are going to camp out of it. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I have a 14' round boat and envy the people with 15's and 16's on 5 day trips.
Wishing I was on the river instead of surfing the web...