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It's that time of year; drag your old rides out of hiding, breath some life back into 'em, and post those bouncy beauties on the Buzz!
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94 DIB Section IV
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Big Red - 1986 14' Achilles and Lil Red - 1990 12.5' Achilles

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I need a tiny DIB in my life.
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I need a tiny DIB in my life.
The section 4 is a fun boat. Narrow 14' paddle raft with an insanely thick floor. It weighs a ton but you can just drag it to the put in!
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Riken 15’ self bailer, a gem in great shape for sale, complete package with Cambridge deluxe 4-bay rowing frame, with 2 captains boxes, two coolers, straps, patch kit, 4 oars=$2500.
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1988 Advantage



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How old to be vintage?
20+ years? A 'classic car' is over 20 years but an 'antique car' is over 45 years old and I doubt there are many rafts that age.
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1989 Maravia. It was repainted before I bought it, and I replaced the floor. Been a solid boat. I’d love to know her stories.
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@ Gchapman - you must be lying! Only hypalon can last that long and all Maravias get pinhole leaks year 6 🤪
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@ Gchapman - you must be lying! Only hypalon can last that long and all Maravias get pinhole leaks year 6 🤪
The old girl had many pinhole leaks that bubbled with the paint job. I’ve often wondered if the repaint was a really poor professional job or a pretty good amateur job.

When the lady at Maravia told me how to find the manufacture date from the serial number I told her she must be mistaken ‘cause there’s no way this boat is that old, and I probably wouldn’t have bought it if I’d known how old it was.
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@ Gchapman - you must be lying! Only hypalon can last that long and all Maravias get pinhole leaks year 6 🤪
I thought about putting a pic of my 20 year old Maravia up but thought no one would believe me.
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Let’s see that golden urethane oldie!!!!
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Show us your BILFs!
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Here's a shot of my 1986 NRS Sprite 13.5' . 35 years old.
She's got some small pinhole leaks and needs a daily pump, but still goes on fishing trips here in CO.
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Here's a shot of my 1986 NRS Sprite 13.5' . 35 years old.
She's got some small pinhole leaks and needs a daily pump, but still goes on fishing trips here in CO. View attachment 82043
That’s an awesome boat! Thanks for sharing.
Scored this 1986 Achilles SD-124 for $300 used 2 times by the original owner and in perfect condition. I haven’t had the boat on the water yet.
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2001 dib sportboat, next high water season is going to be a hoot


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2001 dib sportboat, next high water season is going to be a hoot
O my goodness! I'm from Western Maryland so DIB holds a special place in my heart. They dream big over there!

There was a DIB mini snout on here a few years ago for a few stacks...I'm still kicking myself for not buying that.
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