Originally Posted by johnovice
I just keep thinking of more stuff...
FWIW, the Hyside spec sheet shows a minimum recommended paddle crew of 3 for Cataraftgirl's raft. Maybe the R2 folks will chime in regarding a raft size limit for reasonable R2ing.
I've seen folks R1 a 13'6'' boat down class III, and I know a guy that R1s the West fork of the Hood River (CLass IV-V) with a similarly sized Avon. The paddler(s) is more important than the boat.
I would R2 my 12" boat without hesitation. Its nimble, and I would bet that a hyside that weighs 20 lbs less would be even more so.