I am having trouble resisting the urge to make my first boat purchase and was looking for input. Actually I think that I have my mind made up, I was hoping more experienced input would help my decision.
Anyways, my criteria:
The raft needs to do everything and do it all well
: primarily it will be paddled as any of the following R2/3/4/5 but I would also like the ability to throw a frame and oars on it and do multi days with two people. Also my idea of multi-days is more backpacker oriented, so I will not be bringing a kitchen sink ...
- will be stored and transported rolled up
- may need to be portaged
- mid price range boat
- often run in smaller rivers
What else ...
Anyways, I figure a 12 footer would be a good choice and was thinking along the lines as a Puma/Super P or an Outfitter 12.5.
Any comments or suggestions?