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Old 05-26-2019   #1
 
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DIB vs NRS: only one will remain

I currently have a never used (new old stock) NRS e180 self bailer and a used DIB 18’ self bailer with a drop stitch floor that’s only been used on one San Juan trip. I’m only going to keep one and can’t decide between the two. Can you guys please help me make a decision as I’ve been kicking it around for weeks and can’t decide. So the question is; which one would you keep and why?

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DIB, Dave Demaree makes a boat that will last, and last, and last. The drop stitch floor is nice too, but the rock solid DIB will be running holes when the NRS has passed it's useful lifespan. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with an NRS, but the DIB is the sherman tank of boats when it comes to longevity, puncture resistance etc.



My 2, your mileage may vary.
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As a biased Western Marylander that knows and has boating with the fine folks @ DIB...I'd say sell the boat that made in "damn near Canada".
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IKeep the Dib, dam things last forever, but sell me the 18’ NRS at a good price that I can afford.

( I will also require some time to get my money together, so wait till at least the end of summer, (( I waist to much of my time going on river trips, instead of working))
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As a biased Western Marylander that knows and has boating with the fine folks @ DIB...I'd say sell the boat that made in "damn near Canada".

Last I heard, and that was a while ago, NRS boats are made in Mexico, ole'
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DIB every day of the week for me. NRS is allright...but DIB is a boat that will last many lifetimes of hard use.
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Sounds like DIB is the winner, now on to selling the NRS...
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Thank you all for taking the time to put in your two cents
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