Originally Posted by Osmo
I appreciate the opinion. That's what I was afraid of. He's asking about three grand for a fully rigged oar setup with a bunch of gear included. This would be my first personally owned raft so I'm afraid of getting in over my head if it's nearing the end of its lifespan.
That's pretty odd - I had a Sotar from the early '00s and the seams were welded, not taped like that looks. If those seams are all coming apart, the boat's basically patch material surrounding a floor (of questionable worth) with some thwarts (of questionable worth) thrown in.
If the frame's really nice, and the oars and gear are all good and make a nice pile, then depending on what's in the package, you could look at it as getting that gear at a fair price with a crap boat thrown in. Right now there's not enough info to know if you'd be getting ripped off.
Offer a fair price for everything but the boat,. That boat's a liability that you'll pay more to fix than it's likely to be worth.