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Old 1 Hour Ago   #1
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Info on condition of new raft

I am posting here in looking for a new raft. There are three rafts, though one is out of the question, needs too many repairs. The other two, a Hyside 13.0 and an Aire 130D, are said to be and seem okay, for the most part. What I am concerned about may not be an issue at all, but am not sure.

The Hyside and Aire both have taken a lot of use. They're from a local outfitter. Both have few patches and are said to hold air, etc. The only thing is the middle of the boat, the straight section, seems arched up and not all that flat. Guy says it is typical wear. Maybe, maybe not. Would that be anything to worry about?

Any info appreciated,
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Is it the floor that is "arched up"? If so it sounds like blown I-beams.
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Your description is fairly poor. If you have pics you may be able to get better advice.
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