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Old 10-04-2011   #1
 
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Cat Tubes,What Size

If you were going to own 2 sets of cat tubes what size would they be?
I am thinking I would like to have 12.5 Legend as a sport/play boat that could still haul enough gear for a light overnight and a 14+ Legend for big water/extended overnights. I dig the oversized tubes, but I wanted to hear what yal had to say.
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I'm a gear hauler so 13' playboat and 18' for week long trips. But I'm a hoarder and happen to have 4 so I'll stick with 12, 13, 14, 18 and I never get a chance to inflate any of them.
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I do 7 day trips on my 12.5 Legend, and even plan to take it on the grand next spring. If I had to row a gear boat, I'd hope to have a 16' cat, maybe a Jag.

Is this Jay? Kind of doubt there are many cat boaters in Fresno.

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yep cat fresno

sure is!! hi Laura!!!
1 million folks in the great central valley (3 cat boaters)
had a great time on Payette, thanks!!!
Want to pick up a Legend during the fall sale at Sotar unless someone has a better idea.
so just a 12.5 is all u need? cool Thanks for input!!!!
Looking for more!!!
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Laura must get other suckers to haul her shit ...

Female body. I guess use it if you got it.
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Tard that is BS, I carry my share on multidays (large group of small cats so no one has to carry a lot), with the exception being the Grand and I'll still have a good load there.

Jay, that's what I have and haven't been limited by it so far. I hope their fall sales are good, rarely have I seen their hot sheet items discounted more than you can get through a rep. I recommend you talk to Ted. If you're willing to wait (vs a premade boat in the sale or such) I think that's how you get the best price.

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My cataraft progression went like this......
#1 - 14 X 19 Jacks Plastic Flyer Cat. I was just starting out in river running and doing mostly day & weekend trips.
#2 - 14 X 22 Maravia Cat. I had this boat for several years. Occasional day trips, but doing more multi-day trips.
#3 - My current ride in a 14 x 24 Maravia Cat. I do almost exclusively multi-day trips now. I'm not a playboater so I only need one boat. The 14 X 24 is the perfect size for me. I very rarely carry a passenger. I can carry my own gear & plenty of group stuff (yes Avatard, we lady rafters do carry our fair share), but I am careful not to overload my Cat. If you are going to carry a passenger regularly, I'd go with a 16 ft. Cat.

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Jason- I sold my raft last year and got a 15.5' Legend as my "family" boat, and just recently got a 12.5' legend for my play boat. Couldn't be happier. The 15.5 is playful enough, but what the hell the 12.5 is going to be a BLAST!!
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You're getting your aliases confused
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