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Old 03-12-2012   #1
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Rocky Mountain Rafts in Bigger Water (Class IV)?

I realize 2 things:

1.) We may not see big water this year in Colorado

2.) Rocky Mountain Rafts have been discussed a bunch on this board.

My question surrounds the use of these boats in more of an action setting. Boats look great for fishing and floating but I have read little about their use while gett'n after it. Any information would be much appreciated


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Old 03-12-2012   #2
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I've had no problems with mine on big water

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Old 03-12-2012   #3
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I got my 16 ft RMR last year and ran the Yampa at 21,000cfs, missed the line a little in Warm springs and still came out like a champ. Had my first run down the Middle Fork salmon at 5.66 on the gauge from Boundary Creek down and it performed terrific all week.
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Old 03-17-2012   #4
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Old 03-17-2012   #5
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Put my 16' into some decent holes on Westwater at 10,000 to see how it'd do, and it punched like a good stiff pvc boat. Ran the Main as well and liked how it handled the steeper drops. Nothing too huge yet though... The design is pretty much the exact same as an NRS E boat, just made from PVC.
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