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Old 04-12-2011   #1
 
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New RM Rafts?

Anyone know about these? look like saturn killers to me. Welded PVC!

Joe?? stickin' it to the saturn guy?

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whack!!!! nail squarely hit on head.
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hhhhmmmmmm I wonder... this is strange.
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300 sold in US and Canada since February? 3 in Rifle? Someone here's gotta have one.

Please River Gods, make this an awesome thread. lots of fighting, bad-mouthing and name-calling would be a splendid way to start my Tuesday!

Clearly a better boat than Saturn, Star and Vanguard (pick one)
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I have one of the prototypes they built. It doesn't have everything the finished prduct has, but it's nice. Real nice.
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Looks Good

These look like the real deal. With a 5 yr warranty, I might take a chance, especially since they weld their seems instead of glue like the cheaper boats. Btw Saturns suck, for the same money why not buy one of Aires or NRS's cheaper brand boats with a better warranty and quality company to back it up.



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Anyone know about these? look like saturn killers to me. Welded PVC!

Joe?? stickin' it to the saturn guy?

Brand New Rocky Mtn. Raft
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I got a new 14.5' 2011 saturn for $1400. It is going to be a loaner and I am happy with it so far. the price point on a RockyM still aren't quite there for the casual cruiser trying to avoid a 3x per year rental fee.

if a 13' rocky mountain raft is $2000 in the first year of production the 14' is going to be 2200-2400 and there is still some risk.
I'll bet in a few years they are $3000 like everything else.

that being said I'm all for a welded value priced boat. I hope they are sweet and someone on here has more feedback.
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I wonder how RM will price them? To me the welded I-beam floor, welded seams and Leafield C7 valves and 5 year warranty would be worth the extra $500.

Wonder where they are made?
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RM vs. Saturn death match!
And thank you RM guy for upping the ante while pointing out and improving all the sh!t that we have been complaining about in the Saturn construction. I hope they turn out to be as good as they look. Actually the look is kind of reminiscent of an NRS(?). Is there a bucket floor option? What is the weight and denier of the fabric? I love my Aires, but I must admit this has me highly intrigued.
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