Originally Posted by mtnkasper
JustKip-what is an IK?
and I thought there were quite a few votes for the 13...no? For a first boat, there may well be things not being considered. That Maravia is light. A 14 foot Hyside or Avon, or E-series NRS weighs a ton in comparison. (My E-136 is 140 lbs) How many people will you be boating with most often? How much gear do you actually have
? How much do you want to carry? If you're buying used you will be able to sell for most of what it will cost you and buy bigger later if you decide 13 is too small, but you should try packing it before you decide it's too small. And lastly, on every multi-day trip I've been on there have been at least 3 boats so nobody had to carry everything needed. ONE stove for the group, and one groover, one top-off pump...
My first Rogue trip there were 8 of us in two 13 footers and a 16 footer. We had a 4 burner Partner stove with 5 gal propane tank, groover as big as a real toilet, firepan, 8 chairs, 3 tablesm drybox, 2 very large coolers...paco pads...8 "bills Bag" 3.8 cf drybags.
I just had a look at the specs on the boat you mentioned. 18" tubes mean it's a small 13 footer. It would be GREAT for 2 people to play in, and up to 4-5 as a paddle boat, but it really would be kinda small for 2 peeps for more than an overniter.