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Old 02-02-2011   #1
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Custom made rafts

Anyone know where I could get a custom made raft without having to shell out too much cash?

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Old 02-02-2011   #2
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what is too much? I am fairly certain that those two are mutually exclusive. Your main options are Sotar and Wing, I have personally touched a wing IK and raft and they are the nut sack of nut sacks, oops for got Jacks as Leo mentions, all three are pretty bomber, except the wings have the full on urethane going on now, but you would probably have to be the Donald to pay for it.

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jacks plastic
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Old 02-03-2011   #4
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These guys do great custom work.

Home of the ThrillSeeker, state-of-the-art custom crafted high performance "inflatable kayak"
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Old 02-03-2011   #5
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I think IT in Denver does custom too.
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What are your needs that one of the hundreds of different production models do not fit them?

anything that is truly one off custom will be quite a bit more money. The owner of IT usually talks people out of ordering one, unless it is absolutely necessary.

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Old 02-03-2011   #7
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We have had thwarts moved and d-rings added to boats before to suit our needs on all of our boats. Are you looking for one shaped like an airplane or something
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Old 02-03-2011   #8
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Originally Posted by leo_amore View Post
jacks plastic


they will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. great folks to deal with, and (in my experiance) you will rcv a few calls from jack hisself.

one of the best customer experiances i have ever had. and I have had it several times.

yay jack!
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Old 02-09-2011   #9
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I figured I'd probably have to go to jack. I'm looking for a 10 foot raft but I'd like 24" tubes. I've seen some 19"and 21" tubes but nothing near that big. Got to do the royal gorge last year in a little guy with those specs but only 2 baffles and it rocked. Tracked great and you feel like your in a little tank in that thing.
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Old 02-10-2011   #10
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Originally Posted by Whoapiglet View Post
I think IT in Denver does custom too.
IT will do custom as long as it's a unique design and not even close to something already on the market. I asked them about this and was told that because they're a warranty repair facility for most of the major brands they didn't want to risk biting the hand that feeds them.

Truth is with all the different commercially produced designs on the market odds are you can find an off the shelf boat that's just what you're looking for if you know where to look.

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