I am starting to look for a cataraft to purchase. I have started looking at them and have found a huge variety so I thought I would ask what the buzzards thought.
I want a boat that I could rig for 2 people for a wilderness run (5-7 nights ideally), as well as take on the Grand in October (however there will be a lot of rafts on the grand trip so I think having to carry an excess of gear will not be an issue).
I also want to be able to run technical class IV-V water eventually on it as well though (Payette, Lochsa, Animas, etc)
I saw the Aire Wave Destroyer and thought that looked like a good boat. Aire claims that it is one of the best catarafts to run technical water in. Looking at its design I do not disagree I was just wondering if anyone has experience in loading these boats and how they do with gear on them (how much they can hold, how they respond, etc)
Also if anyone has any other suggestions I would love to hear any and all comments. I have been rafting now for several years and own a paddlecat (shredder) but have not done much rowing and am looking to get into it. Thanks in advance.