Newbie questions on raft size.
Hello All, I am wanting to purchase my first raft or maybe 2... My wife and I have 4 daughters ages 14, 11, 9, and 1. We love the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, camping. Since we have had the youngest one it has put a hold on our hiking. We took my oldest on a rafting trip on the Ocoee this summer and we all loved it. I also have 2 German shorthair pointers that go on every adventure we take.
Would yíall recommend a 14ft or 16ft raft. Iím looking at a RMR with drop stitch floor. And possibly a cloud 9 for the oldest girls, and when I go solo. I will have a frame in the bigger raft. What are your thoughts on the kids in their own raft? I am in Arkansas, but will be traveling to some western rivers a few times a year. Mostly I will be on tailwater trout rivers and Ozark mountain streams that get somewhat narrow in low water conditions. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!