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Old 04-07-2013   #1
 
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Help Identifing a Raft I bought

Hello All ,

I bought this raft used , the seller told me it was 12.5 ' long , made of Hypalon . and he bought it new 7 - 8 years ago ( he lives in Carnation Wash ) .

In a phone conversation with the Seller , he told me that he thought the raft was made in Belgium ?

I would appreciate any and all Help ! Thank You All , Stephen
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I forgot to mention that it is a bucket style raft .
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Thanks for posting that... I have a 16' version of the exact same raft and have been trying to identify the manufacturer for years. I was thinking about taking a picture of mine and posting it here to see if anyone knows who built it. If you have any luck identifying it, please let me know, I am very curious. Mine has been a good boat. When we bought it, it had been converted to a self bailing floor, sewn into the original floor. No serial #'s and until now, have not seen another raft that looks like it.
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start with serial#

post that photo or details;off the bat,i'd guess mid 80's FRG taiwan sourced product,but lets see that #......
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Hello All ,

I bought this raft used , the seller told me it was 12.5 ' long , made of Hypalon . and he bought it new 7 - 8 years ago ( he lives in Carnation Wash ) .

In a phone conversation with the Seller , he told me that he thought the raft was made in Belgium ?

I would appreciate any and all Help ! Thank You All , Stephen
Looks to be a late 90's P.O.S built in China.
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Sweet! My '80's/90's P.O.S. from China has gotten me down quite a few rivers. I will say that lots of time has been spent breathing in solvents & glue fumes beefing the thing up, replacing seams, etc... Not a bad find for a few hundred bucks at a garage sale though.
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I can't be sure but it really looks like a UDISCO. They were imported from Tiawan I think. 80's generation, hypalon impregnated fabric outside, neoprene inside layer, standard 1" metal military valves. The old Army/Navy store on Higgins St. in Missoula sold a bunch of them.
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The valves on this raft are Halkey - Roberts New Short Valves , they appear to be original . Seller stated it was only 6-8 years old . . . . guess he could have lied to me ,
wouldn't be the first time in my life .

Thanks for all the replies so far !
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Looks amazingly like our old late 80s Legacy raft.

Legacy Pro self bailer purchased new in 88. I think they were made in Korea and distributed in the US by some outfit out of SLC.
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i'm stumped. The d-rings scream legacy or campways, but the material and shape dont. It could be an off brand from the same factory. It could also have clone d rings. The material does look UDISCOish but the design looks too new. Is there a serial # tag on it? What is the numbering on the halkey valves? Take some more pics, close ups of any tagging, the thwart attachment areas and those d rings. Now I'm interested. At any rate, it looks like old school neoprene.
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