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Old 07-15-2010   #1
 
Gunnison, Colorado
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Info on 12' NRS Cat

Hello,

I'm going to look at a 12' NRS cat that is around 10 years old the guy said. He states it's been stored inside when not in use. I'm hoping for advice of what to look for with older NRS tubes. Is there anything specific that I should look at before buying.

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Mark

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Old 07-30-2010   #2
 
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12' NRS Tubes

I have a set... they are circa 1986 or close to it. I bought these used about three years ago (what the heck, they were CHEAP and came with a great little frame!!!)... they look like hell and appear like they have been totally abused but, remarkably, they hold air great and are just tough as nails! I've gone on to deliver as much abuse as I can (a la low water ~ not intentionally) and they perform great. I have also taken them through BIG water levels on the Ark (4200cfs at Pinnacle through the Gorge) and they are a blast for a solo run!

Good luck!
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 07-30-2010   #4
 
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You know how everyone thinks their boat is the best? Well, I'm that guy. I have a set of 16' NRS river cat tubes that are approx. 15 years old with no patches or leaks. They have served me well and I would sleep with them if I could. As far as things to look for, I would look for cracked rubber (especially around the nose cones). Bring a spray bottle with a soap/water mixture. Use it tell you if a worn area is actually leaking. Good luck, happy
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