That would be hitting the nail firmly on the head...
Originally Posted by caverdan
You have touched on the major design flaw of Aire boats and all other boats that use a bladder system.
Indeed. But then a lot of things have major flaws, folks just overlook them in the interest of other desires many times....
Not to mention that the AIRE round boat owners should likely be disassembling the floor after every river, and at every checkpoint.
Those floors that hold water would be the perfect incubation place for the Quagga Mussels, and without a complete disassembly and inspection, there would be no way to know, for sure.
I doubt that the tubes on a cat would pose the same threat as the floors on the round boats though, as long as the cats remain inflated, and the zippers closed, there's not a lot of space for more than silt and small rocks to enter, but that's just calculated speculation on my part.
While IHMO this isn't a boat manufacturer's issue, it all stems directly from the Bureau of Wreck the Nation, and their confounded reservoirs, which provide the ideal incubation and breeding grounds for these critters, which make rabbits breeding output look slow.
Again, and this is ALL my opinion, it's not going to be too long, despite efforts to the opposite, before they travel naturally, to the Glenn Canyon Dam, where they will clog the turbines, and the bypass tubes to the point where they have to decommission and remove the dam...
Well, one can hope, right ????
Hayduke lives in Mother Nature ???