I had the chance to paddle with the R&D crew of RMR on the Taylor River last weekend. It was my first chance to get to see how these budget rafts are put together, and meet the people behind them.
I paddled their duckies and a 10.5 foot raft prototype. I was pretty impressed
The material and seams look to be bomber, and the raft seems to be of same quality of boats twice the price.
The R&D guys were fine tuning the selfbailing floors on both the raft and the duck, finding just the right spot to attach floor to tube. It's actually not as straight forward as you might think to get the floor in the sweet spot.
If your thinking about buying one of these boats, I'd say go for it. Once your paddling I bet you forget that it cost half as much as some of the boats out there. I can't wait to see the final version of the 10.5 footer, the new floor design looks like its going to be pretty fast on the water.
The guys behind this company are good dudes, It was great to paddle with Denny, Zack and their newest sales rep Bobby Bower.