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Old 11-11-2012   #1
 
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Raft Quiver?

Yeah, I'm kinda bored sitting here fighting off a cold and waiting for winter to kick in...

I've been reading lots of posts on peoples' gear and boats and wondering-do people have raft quivers?

Aire Super Puma- I use for R2ing local rivers such as the Fraser (when it runs), Byers Canyon, and running small rivers such as the Dolores.

SOTAR ST 15.6' raft for multi-day stuff...

Future?- a 13' or so cat for steep, technical runs...(I miss my old jag but look forward to a legend)...

Whatcha got stashed in your garages?

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Old 11-11-2012   #2
 
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I've got 2 18' boats in there right now. An old Riken Shoshone, and a new Sotar Custom that's going to replace the Riken once I get frames built for the Sotar. I'd love to add a 10'6" Sotar SL for R2 and creeking once I'm down to only one gear hauler.

I don't see a lot of value in an in-between boat for 2 reasons:
1. I can borrow a 13'-14' boat any time I want, from any number of people- you can't throw a rock in this valley without hitting a 14' Hyside or NRS.
2. 13-14' boats are too big for real creeking and are heavy to load, etc. They're also not really big enough to carry enough stuff for multi-day trips, unless your friends are coming with the 16s or 18s.

Anybody out there interested in a fully outfitted 18' Riken? Frames, 4 oars, drybox, cooler, 4 drop bags all included. . .
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I started out w/ 13' raft mainly for fishing and realized it wasn't the greatest for trips longer than a couple days. I got a 16' boat on a closeout deal and put together a gear boat that I have used on Ruby Horsethief and the Main Salmon...now the question is can I fit a 12' Sotar Cat in my garage as well
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Old 11-12-2012   #4
 
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Aire 13.0SB Trib

Aire 156R which just replaced a 16' Maravia.


...and 3 ww kayaks, not counting my kids' boats.
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14' sotar st round boat. Yeah, wish it was 15' but we make it work.

Sotar ducky

12.5' sotar legend/madcatr frame

Ordering an 11' legend very very soon. Jacked about that and glad to finally have a garage!
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Old 11-12-2012   #6
 
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New Cat by Spring...

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14' sotar st round boat. Yeah, wish it was 15' but we make it work.

Sotar ducky

12.5' sotar legend/madcatr frame

Ordering an 11' legend very very soon. Jacked about that and glad to finally have a garage!
Right on! I'm fixated on getting a cat by spring- most likely a 13' legend and looking hard at PRE frames.

-Me and Mania need to get back up on the South Fork of the Salmon come mid-late June...as long as it's a bit lower than the last time we were up there!
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We've placed an order for a perfectly timed level for the sfs for the 4 day weekend of july 4-7. Let's hope mama weather takes care of us. We're off to a darn good start to the winter already.
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Old 11-13-2012   #9
 
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My rafting buddy and I are raft friggin' poor...

2 - Riken Pioneers
2 - Riken Havasus
2 - Riken Mountaineers
1 - Riken Apache
2 - Maravia Tempest IIs

Yeah, long story, but most of them came from a rafting company that went out of business and owed my buddy some money. We should probably sell some of them.

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Old 11-13-2012   #10
 
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Have a superpuma and a 14' Aire trib. I'd really like to get a little cat with a day frame that I can load up all by myself in the Subaru for daytrips on the Ark. Somehow I don't seem to get out enough to rationalize expanding the quiver though.

Hey I've never R2ed but I'll love to give it a try if you are ever looking for someone to run the Fraser (I live in Fraser). I've kayaked it 50 times and know all the lines, but never been down in a raft. Hopefully it will run this year!
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