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Old 10-05-2011   #51
 
Evergreen, Co.
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16ft Maravia Typhoon

Cons: Heavy Bitch, rubber weighs in at 160lbs, frame gear and beer god only knows how heavy it is.
Pros:
First year in the water with her and she just rowed like a dream.
The boat tracks well and the diminishing tubes give it a nice nimble feel in rapids and flat water even somewhat when loaded down.
Pretty, and appears indestructable.

Thanks KAZAK for all the valuable input you gave me while putting this rig together.
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Old 10-05-2011   #52
 
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Wow! That boat's built for sweet lines and good times!!!
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Old 10-05-2011   #53
 
Newberg, Oregon
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My raft it the Aire.The crowed showed up later.I think the raft count was near 30. Rogue river July 2011 at Mule creek.
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Old 10-05-2011   #54
 
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Bryan
Can you say..... "Pimp My Ride."
You can't go wrong following Kazak's lead. His boat is something to aspire to. I have drooled over it in person, and incorporated a few ideas on my Cat set-up. I roll with a mostly Maravia crew and we sure love our boats.
Have fun !!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2011   #55
 
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Bryan; why did you run your metal over the top of the diamond plate? I was also wonderin if that was a cover on top of your drybox? its a bit hard to see in your pics. I just ordered my new set-up, I'll put pics up in the spring!
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Old 10-05-2011   #56
 
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That's an aluminum table across the front. I wanted it to be as big as possible, so I stretched it across decks. No pad on drybox. I run two Aire Landing Pads across table and drybox for wife and 2 girls 4 & 7 y/o. It makes for a nice big comfy space to hang out under the River Sombrero on a hot or rainy day. Just returned from a family float through ladore 5 days and 4 nights and all were happy with space and comfort.
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Old 10-05-2011   #57
 
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Thanks KJ! I was going back and forth between Sotar and Maravia a year ago. After rowing the maravia for a season, I feel I made the right choice.
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Old 10-05-2011   #58
 
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Very nice frame, wheres the captains boxes and curious about who made it?


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That's an aluminum table across the front. I wanted it to be as big as possible, so I stretched it across decks. No pad on drybox. I run two Aire Landing Pads across table and drybox for wife and 2 girls 4 & 7 y/o. It makes for a nice big comfy space to hang out under the River Sombrero on a hot or rainy day. Just returned from a family float through ladore 5 days and 4 nights and all were happy with space and comfort.
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Old 10-05-2011   #59
 
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Mark at AAA in Denver made the frame, table, and drybox. Still trying to decide if captains boxes are needed. Gotta say I'm getting a little paranoid of all the aluminum that might come down on mine or someone elses head in case of a flip. But, I'll probably add one aluminum or PVC captains bag eventually and require helmets even in flat water.
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Old 10-05-2011   #60
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Bryan, good looking boat

I have a couple of PVC captain boxes, kind of a pain to use especially with all the none dry mesh bags you have already. They just become worthless and just get in a way. I LOVE my captain boxes. Before you order though make sure to get the dimensions correct. AAA messed up on mine by an inch, but I made it work. When you get your captain boxes, all your 4 bays become fixed size and hardly any room to play with.

I like that bar at the bimini base, I was thinking of getting the same thing but ended up making quick releases to move the bimini to the back when not needed.

When it's all loaded and padded, not much of aluminum is exposed. But if I were you I'd definitely put the flip lines on. I've learned my lesson the hard way.

What's in the first bay? A drop bag?

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