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Old 11-02-2013   #1
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is SunSport ripping off Aire's cataraft design?

SunSport 15'x25" Class V Lochsa Cataraft

pvc, welded, zipper, urethane bladder, 10 year warranty.
Anybody ever hear of this company?

Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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Old 11-02-2013   #2
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I don't know about the tubes, but those frames are really different. No cross bars, and "pedestal" seats. Interesting. Rigging coolers and dry boxes would be challenging, or least would require a new mind set?

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Old 11-02-2013   #3
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WTF? That's messed up. Probably the same factory that makes the Tribs then?
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Old 11-02-2013   #4
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Very cool!

Anyone bother to find pricing?
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Old 11-02-2013   #5
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They will never make it advertising that way. They need some aggro spamsters on the Buzz.
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Old 11-03-2013   #6
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3 mil seams really thin for bladder material. The frame design looks really kool. If they pop up at Costco or Sam's.........I might have to buy one.
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Old 11-03-2013   #7
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Someone should call them on the 3 mil bladder That is the same mill thickness that is used in kites. That has to be a typo.

Just jumping in form a manufacturers perspective. I do not think I will call for pricing. But it could be a local manufacturer. I will be reading the posts. Of course inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 11-03-2013   #8
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Just called and spoke to the builders wife, he'll return my call.

Made in other details yet.

Who has questions they would like answered?
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Old 11-03-2013   #9
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I would love to see more pictures of that frame! Ask him if he has any he could post.
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Old 11-03-2013   #10
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Yeah, ask them wth is a passenger going to hold onto with no cross bar? Where does the pass brace their feet? And the rower? Lochsa, give me a break, the frame looks hokey to me.

I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye
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