I believe that the boat was probably made by a company called Campways. In the early to mid 80's Campways way purchased by Riken. I owned rafts made by both company's. Sold the Campways in the 80's.
For some unknown reason I still have the tan patch material. About 1ft by 3ft. PM me.
Also found this posting on another site posted in 2000
From: [email protected]
Behalf Of Matt Fowler
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 12:50 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Anybody heard of a campways raft?
A friend of mine can get a Campways River Rider 13' raft and was
wondering if it was a decent boat. Has anyone ever heard of one, and are
they any good or problematic? What should it be worth in good shape with
the oar frame?
Campways rafts are the predecessor to Riken rafts, both made by
Okomoto (who also makes condoms) in Japan.
they are fine rafts when in good condition. The material,
particularly the red rub strip tends to deteriorate and become a bit
Campways rafts have an interesting history, most were designed by
Valdamir (?) who owned Wilderness World Rafting (WEWO), an early GC
rafting company, which became Canyon Explorations a number of years
I met Vadamir at Elves Chasm a number of years ago, where he was
running his latest boat creation, a yellow cataraft made with that
same SOTAR plastic stuff ("very easy to weld" he told me). He had
named the the cataraft "Chiquetta Banana" -" a lot'ta banana, no
Chiquettas" he noted with a laugh.
The current Riken Miwok and Havasu, as well as a number of Riken
craft are essentially Campways.
I own a 11 foot Paiute - lot's of miles, and still fun.