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Old 07-04-2016   #1
 
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Boat shopping - smaller rollable raft

Hey all - I have a 13'6" Maravia New Wave II. Love this boat. In my opinion Maravias are second to none - the best boat made. I have it rigged with a fishing frame and pull it on a trailer. I also have a whitewater frame for it. It always stays inflated.

We bought a pull camper recently and I can't pull the raft trailer behind it, so I am shopping for a second raft for the fleet that would be easier to roll every time. I also wanted to build a kind of ultralight (oar frame) setup that my wife and I could lift no problem, my setup now is kind of a beast but deluxe.

Anyways, I was looking at all these new mini boats but I think a Mini-Max sized boat we would grow out of - it would probably work for me and the wife but when our kid is old enough to go in a few years it would be a little small.

I always wanted an Aire Puma, but I think I would be better off with a hypalon boat for rolling it and weight. So I am kind of leaning towards an NRS 120 or a Hyside Outfitter 12'. But I really do not like the idea of the glued in floor.

Anyways - any advice?! I'd love to see some pics of any of these boats in use or all setup.

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I had a Hyside Outfitter 12 for awhile. Nice size & easier to roll up that some others. I had it rigged with an NRS frame, one dry box, and one smaller cooler. I think I used 8.5 ft. oars. Really fun boat.
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Here's some pics. The dry box was either 16 X 34 or 14 X 34, I can't remember.
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I'm looking at this 12 footer with drop stitch floor option, 104 lbs. I would use it for solo long trips or short 1 or 2 over nights with 2 people.
Rocky Mountain Rafts-12' Raft
I do not know the rolled up size but the weight would be easy to handle.
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I'm looking at this 12 footer with drop stitch floor option, 104 lbs. I would use it for solo long trips or short 1 or 2 over nights with 2 people.
Rocky Mountain Rafts-12' Raft
I do not know the rolled up size but the weight would be easy to handle.
That doesn't exactly roll small.. you'll notice it'll come in a bigger box than you'd expect. not that it's a bad boat. I think it's just not what the OP is looking for in a boat. (I have a 14ft. RMR, and nothing seems small about it) but it's a great boat.
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Here's some pics. The dry box was either 16 X 34 or 14 X 34, I can't remember.
Awesome thanks! Cool little boat. I kind of feel like a 12 footer like this might be too close to my boat now but who knows I'd have to see one in person.
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I'm looking at this 12 footer with drop stitch floor option, 104 lbs. I would use it for solo long trips or short 1 or 2 over nights with 2 people.
Rocky Mountain Rafts-12' Raft
I do not know the rolled up size but the weight would be easy to handle.
I've been checking those out too - I was looking at the 10.5' storm. PhillipJFry is right though - I kind of eliminated because of rollability and weight

I like the valve and D-Ring placement on the Rocky Mountain better though
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Don't count the storm out on pure specs they are super capable little boats that hold their own. Check out some of the recent threads with cool setups like Cody's and Spiders.

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Don't count the storm out on pure specs they are super capable little boats that hold their own. Check out some of the recent threads with cool setups like Cody's and Spiders.

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