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Old 02-25-2010   #1
 
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DRE Rafts

What would you rate DRE Rafts?
Reliability?
Valves, and floor?
How it floats?
any input would help
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Old 02-25-2010   #2
 
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Best rafts out there, if you get Hypalon, they have a newer model that is PVC (read: crap) and costs a lot less..... Hypalon lasts many years with a little 303, my last hypalon boat was over 27 years old when i sold her for a DRE pro 14'.

Done very low water runs (125 of upper Eagle and upper R.Fork) , up to 17,000 cfs westwater and big Salt river flows for 7 days.
Valves are the leafield C7, industry standard, but not my favorite.. never had any problems even floatiing in 0 degree weather (do not freeze), and easily replaceable....

They were made in the Highside factory in Korea (sam gong) but I heard a rumor that they were falling behild on their bills and they are not made there,,,, check on this!

if you put enough air it it it will float!
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Old 02-25-2010   #3
 
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Agree, their Hypalon boats are bombproof.
Mine has 20 years of HARD use and no leaks and the original valves.

But not sure about the floors, why would you want a floor???
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But not sure about the floors, why would you want a floor???
Rich, are you confused which thread you are on? This is about a RAFT, not a cat. Silly
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Call 'em and just ask. They have changed manufacturers (and told me why...but I can't remember). If you live in Denver, they're really nice because if you have any warranty issues you can just drive over (instead of having to deal with shipping issues)
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