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Old 03-23-2010   #1
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NRS Urethane Rafts

I recieved my NRS catalog in the mail yesterday and looking through it looks like they now have some urethane rafts ( NRS Home - Boats & Inflatables - Rafts - Revolution Rafts ). Anyone have any beta on these? looks like a similar product to their bandit line of kayaks, but with a heavier weight material...discuss

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Urethane is a great fabric, I'm curious about the rafts. The pricing is also competitive.

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Hypalon(sulfonated neoprene) hope I spelled that right, is out of production by Dupont. NRS is having to trade up.
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From what I understand hypalon production is quite toxic. In the mid-90's another raft manufacturer told me that it's production was going to be outlawed in the US. So they switched to a urethane coated neoprene.
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I noticed the warranties were only 3 years.
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Originally Posted by garystrome View Post
Hypalon(sulfonated neoprene) hope I spelled that right, is out of production by Dupont. NRS is having to trade up.
This was discussed here a while back, and people mentioned many different manufacturer's and speculated DuPont has quit since the patent is up and others can make it.

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