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Old 09-02-2017   #1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Used NRS Revolution 150 question

We found an outfitter selling their used NRS Revolution 150 at end of season sale. It's 4 to 5 years old. Good shape, no patches or leaks. The outfitter is asking for $2,500.

We have not owned a raft before. We want a raft for both day trips in Colorado (living in Colorado Springs), and multi-day trips on western rivers. Our family of four (2 adults, 2 four year old kids).

So we think the 15 ft will be a good size. I saw RMR sells a 14 ft raft for $2,346 right now, and a 16 ft raft for $2,627. Not sure if the 16 ft is too big for us for the Arkansas (the closest river to us).

So what do people think of the NRS Revolution, and also the used one for this price? Thanks.

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Old 09-02-2017   #2
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15' should be a fine size for you. For what you mention anything between 14' & 16' should be fine to start.

Overall the Revolutions are good boats but given the choice of a new RMR with a 10 year warranty or one with all the commercial wear I'd lean toward the new. RMR are good boats for the price. It should be noted that NRS only made them for a few years. If you inspect it thoroughly and don't find any issues then it too will last many more seasons.
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Old 09-03-2017   #3
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I would get a 14' boat if I were you.

From COS most of the day trips you'll do (including the Ark) would be a tight squeeze in a 15' at lower flows where you'll want to bring the kids. 14' will work for multi-day trips as well.

The Revolution series is PU covered nylon. I'm not sure it's better or any more durable than the RMR PVC.
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