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Old 08-24-2015   #1
 
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NRS FreeStone - drift boat questions

Now that the NRS FreeStone Drift boat has been out for a year or more does anyone have an updates of its performance? Does it hold up to the early reviews? Has anyone fished out of this Raft/Drift boat?

I live on the Eagle and not seen one ever on the Eagle or any where for that matter, is there a reason why? I am thinking about purchasing one but have not seen any current posting after its first news release.

What about repairs on the sidewalls?

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I saw one for rent/sale in one of the shops in Salida last fall. I think the shop was called River Boat Works.
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Thanks Kengore,
We do have some Freestone Drifters and they excel at a lot of things. They sit higher on the water, they track great, they are super maneuverable. Pulling back on the oars and getting this boat to stop is beyond easy. We think this is a great boat that people are going to see a lot more in the future.
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Old 08-24-2015   #4
 
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I met an outfitter on the North Platte who had just ordered several- maybe you can track them down with a little googling- or NRS could get you a reference?

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I saw one a few weeks ago on the upper colorado, i had no clue they made boats like that, looked cool but I was just looking at it like "is that a NRS sticker slapped on the side of that thing?"
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anyone have a FreeStone by NRS?

Thats my whole point I cant find anyone thats purchased one or been in one. Cant believe in 2 years no one knows of anyone with this raft / drift boat.
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Saw one launching at Indian Creek last week at 1.51'

the boat looked to be on a one boat float, with gear and 4 folks, including a camera man. looked like a fishing show taping or something.

It looked well balanced, responsive, and stable.

what other dory can you fly in to indian creek?
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There is a display model for 4500 on the missoula Craigslist.

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I've never been in one but have only heard good things about them. Its a new enough technology that I think you can expect some improvements over the next few years.
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Thats my whole point I cant find anyone thats purchased one or been in one. Cant believe in 2 years no one knows of anyone with this raft / drift boat.

Probably because it's garbage


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