Cataraft without trailer?
New member of this site. I was a lurker till now.
I have many years of whitewater experience with hard boats, but am just now thinking about a larger inflatable for multiday trips and for fly fishing (e.g. Green River in Utah, South Fork Snake in Idaho). Possibly some more challenging whitewater, as well.
The inflatable thing is new to me.
I am considering a cataraft for 2 people plus dog/camping/fishing, which I am thinking would be about 14 feet.
The question is this: Is it feasible to transport and put-in/take-out a 14' cataraft using a pickup truck with no trailer. Some time on either end would be fine, since, for now, I only anticipate a couple of extended-weekend trips every summer. I could also strap the frame to racks on top, I think, without much trailer. Do people do this?
Alternatively, does a 14' cataraft necessarily (in practice) necessitate a trailer?