Thanks for the replies everyone.....you guys are a wealth of info.
I'd guess that the boat will be R3 and R4 frequently and occasionally R2 or set as an oar setup.
I've put some thought into stepping up to a 12 or 13. There is a fair priced nice older NRS 12' complete with frame, oars, paddles, lot's of gear in Sacramento....wish he was closer. Someone should buy it.
My brother in law says to get a 13' minimum...otherwise I'll end up buying more boats.......I could always just hire the packer to get the boat down Chukar i suppose.
That Puma is a sexy little boat. People tend to hang on to them.