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Old 02-14-2008   #1
 
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new raft help

I am looking to buy a new raft to replace an old haggard Hyside. Its a whale of a boat especially for fly fishing, which is what I mostly use it for, day and overnight trips. Is there a difference in PVC rafts? are they lighter? are they harder to repair? Also wondering about AIRE rafts, any opinions or help would be awesome. Cheers

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I love the Aire boats for their durability and stability in whitewater, but if you're looking for a lighter boat- go with the Otter. It's Hypalon with no bladder and practically carries itself.

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I am looking to buy a new raft to replace an old haggard Hyside. Its a whale of a boat especially for fly fishing, which is what I mostly use it for, day and overnight trips. Is there a difference in PVC rafts? are they lighter? are they harder to repair? Also wondering about AIRE rafts, any opinions or help would be awesome. Cheers
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SOTAR is having a pretty good sale this weekend. I love mine, went from the haggard hypalon Avon. The handling of the SOTAR is definitely better with the lexatron, it's way stiffer and tracks better.
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If you are working on a budget look at the air tributary. It is a PVC boat that aire manufactures in china. They are good boats and much less money.
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This helped me make the decision on the PVC raft.

BoaterTalk: RaftZone: Need some help..

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