I have a 14' Hyside RB that I bought new, it has had one hole that happened when the boat was not on the water. The seams are ugly with glue but nothing has fallen apart on it, as long as the baffles aren't blown and the seams are still tight I'd buy it.
The three foot kick matches the description of my raft, it's great for punching holes with, I found this out on accident. YMMV
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