Ranchman44 - why do you prefer the Hyside? I've paddled the Culebra and didn't like how high the floor was, it made my sitting position awkward. I like my shredder but I haven't paddled a paddlecat so I can't make that comparison (But I do love my 14' hyside).
Funkins - I work nights, lately 6 a week - so pretty much anyday works for me. What's you schedule look like? Anyone else want to join in and bring another shredder/paddlecat/culebra? Either Poudre (Steven's down) or clear creek (Lawson to town or Kermits to above Black Rock)?
the tubes are a little wider apart and the hyside is out of heplon [sp] the shedder is lighter and folds up smaller but the material does not hold up as well as the hyside . the paddle cat wts 48# I paddle some of the creeks in ark Like richland and and the easyiest thing on that creek is an 8 ' water fall. some shedders also paddle that creek and those guys like my hyside better. I have also paddled the culbrea, and in fact have 2 grandes, I liked it ok but like you said it does float higher. I ran the numbers in a culbrea and really had a great time .I think you just need to figure out which would be best for your use . They are all great boats and I don't think you can go wrong with any of them
I'm taking a friend down Lawson Sunday around 10:30 and would love to hook up with other Shredders. I have a buddy looking for a guide to lead his Shredder till he makes to convert from kayak you me a line if anyone is in.
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