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I'll check that out. I think there is a dealer in Glenwood Springs, CO, near where I live.

I found a guy selling a new unused Aire Outfitter normally $1899 for $1450. Seems pricey but maybe it's worth it?
If you’re trying to get into rivers. it this is what I would recommend..If at a later date you want something better you’ll have a loaner/backup boat or you can sell it to invest into the next boat.


Scadden boats are tooted as being light weight because they use super thin fabric to make them. If you hit something like a rock, you are very likely to put a hole in it. Keep some tear aid with you if you plan to float it down a river. That said...you can always try making it into a self bailer by putting some holes in it. You would put them between the tubes and the floor, but there might not be enough flotation in the boat alone to keep it from filling up with water due to your weight. Part of the flotation comes from it being a bail bucket boat. You can reclose the holes by gluing an old dry bag over the holes if it doesn't float you.

RMR makes a nice inexpensive ducky. I personally bought an Aire Tomcat and love it.

That Scadden would make a good loaner boat. One time and the person you loan it to won't ask to borrow a boat from you again. 😁
Couldn’t imagine it would be lighter material than these boats yet people still use them on the river 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Ok. I went to the store near me that had the rmr kayaks. They were 10% off and 10% off accessories. So I bought the Taylor. Pretty excited about trying it.

I was assuming the Thwart seat wouldn't give me as much back support as my Skwoosh high back seat, but the Thwart seems to be pretty solid. Seems like the Thwart may add some stability to the boat. Should I try the thwart or maybe I'm just kidding myself on dry land?

Assuming this boat is better, letting friends and kids use the Scadden.
Thwart should be more than enough. If you want more support get yourself some thigh straps.
 

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We use Aire tandem duckies. Take 4 day, 3 night trips. Upper C, Ruby Horsethief, Castle Valley. Self bailing, can pack them and are self bailing. We had a 16' NRS River Cat. Sold it due to lower flows everywhere. $800.00 duckies are great. Just saying.
Do you solo the tandem? Been thinking about picking one or two up to use and hold more gear, but been indecisive due to size and handling.
 
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