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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
 
Littleton, Colorado
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Which Boat

Looking to purchase my 1st boat and I can't decide between the RMR 10.5ft Storm or the Hyside Mini-Max 10.5ft. Looking to you guys with experience for suggestions. Thanks

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #2
 
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I don't know anything about the RMR but the Minimax is a sweet little boat.
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Hyside if you can afford it.
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Hyside. Pretty small for your first boat though.
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Hyside hands down. Your investment will last a lot longer with a hypalon boat then a plastic one, and retain more resale value should you decide to upsize.
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Looking to purchase my 1st boat and I can't decide between the RMR 10.5ft Storm or the Hyside Mini-Max 10.5ft. Looking to you guys with experience for suggestions. Thanks
Watcha gonna do with it?
Hyside is way higher quality.
There are other boat options out there along the lines of small boats, if ya want us to confuse the matter for you with more choices
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Like one of those Cataraft/ raft hybrids from star, or a paddle cat of some sorts, or just a small cat, if you plan to only row it......
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #8
 
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Like one of those Cataraft/ raft hybrids from star, or a paddle cat of some sorts, or just a small cat, if you plan to only row it......
I'm intrigued by those Star hybrid design boats. In part because they're quite light for their size, likely because there's no inflatable floor.

A slightly smaller version of the smallest model could be a neat low water competetor to the storm/mini-max market.
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From what I've seen of them on the water, they work better on lower class stuff, due to the huge tubes and high floor they sure do ride up on stuff and get beat around a lot in the whitewater.

I watched one get totally worked in Wire Fence on Deso. Came in, hit, stopped dead, surfed for a while and eventually spit out. While Star's quality has risen in the past decade, it's still an entry level boat IMHO.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #10
 
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Hmmm... Interesting.

I haven't rowed a cat but I thought the point of them riding high was to punch holes and not get dragged back into a recirculation.
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