Originally Posted by ciggyboy
Riverbound are you writing an advertisement for Canyon or do you just work for them? After working directly with Sotar to customize my boat I have a real hard time believing they would lie to you about their fabric.
Instkevin I just bought a Sotar and can tell you first hand that the Flex tough is very thick and bomber too. It's pretty grippy so I wouldn't want it on the bottom of my tubes. Go for an additional layer of fabric and have Sotar put the slick side out.
While I haven't been registered here that long I have gained information and read through posts for over a year now. I still find it amusing that every time someone buys a Canyon product and mentions it or one of the benefits there is someone that asks if they work for them, it would become quite apparent the volume of product they are putting into the boating industry that people are going to talk about the product, I am waiting 5 months for my boat, 61 boats ahead of me but it is what I want.
We have a Sotar thread pop up every 2 days that gets no gripe and I like reading them. But if we went with your thinking we would still be driving model Ford A's because oh wait
" someone already made a car there will never be a better one now" this gets quite old, I think its time to grow up.
If you missed it I ran a Sotar cat for a long time it was a 14 ST and I had a lot of great trips with that boat with zero problems. I purchased the Canyon frame because no one builds a frame as nice as theirs, I purchased the tubes from them because the logistics were good and they are building with the same fabric as Sotar , the warranty is 10 years with the same heat welded construction. This is an apples to apples thing that made sense to me. I know you are probably the all knowing because you just bought a Sotar but guess what you own 1500 denier fabric. I have the proof as I asked for a spec sheet on the fabric when I ordered mine to make sure the Canyon fabric was up to the Sotar quality- it is the same fabric. If you would like to PM me I would be happy to provide you with the info and then you can be irritated with someone else and not me.
The one thing I have noticed about this forum is DRL jumps right in advertising on every Sotar post, I don't see his name on the buzz supporters list, it must be ok because he is dealing Sotar ?? but wait they aren't supporters either.
I originally came across Canyon products reading through posts on the buzz and look, I bought a boat. I called manufacturers and did my own thinking and homework,is it possible my 10 year warranty might not be good in 10 years, maybe. It also may be possible they may be the top game in town in the next couple years time will tell.
Yes flex tuff is sticky on the rocks, the sprayed urethane is more slick and doesn't look like it will hang near as bad from the sample I got. I have multiple friends with Sotar tubes and they all wish they would have gotten the chafes on the bottom, most have gashes down to the fabric in them, they still hold air,I have never seen one cut open or sliced FYI. One thing you will notice is once you add chafes to the Sotar you are in a whole different price range, that weighed in on my decision also.