Originally Posted by Spencerzzz
I found a 2016 ARIE Tributary 12HD seems in good shape but the price is near retail. I think the raft would be a good size for the part of WV I primarily float. Price will have to come down or Ill spend the extra couple hundred and get a brand new boat with a warranty
I think you are starting to get a taste of the used raft market. They wont come down because the boat will sell at a stupid price and they know it.. I lost more money thinking I'd buy used. Repairs and just constant maintenance seems to be the deal with anything anyone is willing to sell.
IMHO, the only way to get into rafting is to buy a new maravia or sotar. Raft the hell out of it for 5 years and the sell it for what you paid and buy anther new maravia or sotar for 500 more. You end up with the best equipment at about 100 to 200 a year for the boat. You will drop way more than that on a used up boat just in head aches..... Valves can be 50 bucks each once you buy everything to replace them properly.. If possible don't buy used. Sell your used stuff at supid high prices. They will come.