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Old 08-13-2011   #1
 
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14 ft Boat weight comparisons

Does anyone know the differences in weight between the Hyside, Sotar, NRS, Incept and Vanguard 14 ft. self bailing rafts?

Any numbers would be helpful, thanks!

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Here is a really good resource
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Old 08-13-2011   #3
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I have a aire 156r, it weight 1 more pound than my buddies 14' vanguard
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FWIW Ive got an 18' leopard cat which weighs 106lbs for the tubes. My frame probably weighs 80lbs more than a standard frame but its 12' long They say it has about same carrying capacity as a 14' gear boat. I recently took it on the Deschutes for a three day trip, had 650 lbs of people, two filled dryboxes, a full cooler, and two pelican cube cases of food/cooking gear. It handled incredibly well and i never touched a rock or river bottom
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Whatsitmatter? The website of ea mfgr will give you the weights of each, but again, Whatsitmatter? The weight diff between an Aire with it's separate floor bladder and the requisite outer floor and the 80 lbs. of water encapsulated therein and the 20 lb. heavier Hyside but with a floor that does not hold water is negated by the difference between yesterday's flow and today's, or the additional case of Schlitz you hauled today, or the W that came up yesterday afternoon (in which case the deeper draft of the heavier boat might actually help you), or my glorious fat ass you will haul tomorrow compared to that fine lass's ass you hauled today, etc. Every brand of boat has it's fans (like me, usually a fan of the one you own), but at the end of the day, brand, weight, length, fabric, etc just doesn't matter. What matters is this-
Are you going boating tomorrow or are you reading about it on MtnBuzz? That old patched together bucket boat in the back of your old Ford pickup is a whole lot better than the new Avon you are considering ordering to go with your Lexus if the old bucket boat is going to the Rio in the morning and the Lexus is going to the office.
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The numbers are on their websites. Maybe you can compile them and post them here?
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The numbers are on their websites. Maybe you can compile them and post them here?
I could but I'm rafting tomorrow
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I could but I'm rafting tomorrow
I've heard that you can hire people in India for this kind of work real cheap.
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Maybe you could wifi that shit on the way in your Lexus.
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I've heard that you can hire people in India for this kind of work real cheap.
Shit man, I'll work for whiskey and beer if need be, just out source to Silt and keep it here in America
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