So I managed to convince my dear friends to let me dig a raft they inherited and never use out of their garage. Their father told me of a bunch of great trips he floated in it.
So I got it out, I'm blowing it up. What else should I do to prepare it for the river? Is there any science to determining if it has leaks? Or just let it sit blown up for a couple days.
I think it's an '88 avon 14' self bailer. Looks like it was run commercially before it was sold for private use.
I have some knowledge of rafts, but never really messed around with older rafts in questionable condition. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am also in search of used rafting gear. Barrel pump, life jackets, paddles, cam straps, throw bags, etc.. I have a post in the classified section.
Thanks in advance!