Anybody ever try one of these things or something similar, or know how worthy they are, how they hold up? They're cheaper than buying a ducky and look pretty cool because you can row them. They'd be great fun and practice for kids on runs like Deso, Pumphouse... Plus I'm tired of my cheapskate buddy askin to row my boat and haulin his gear when he's got the dough to buy a boat, maybe he'll buy one of these.
This is the website, 2010 Sportyak Dinghy
, Sportyak Boat
. In my Belknap guide to Deso there are photos of people running rapids in boats like these. A kid is running Three Fords and Coal Creek in one. Looks like fun.