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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
Early 00's AAA Inflatables HardCat
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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.

I was out there in August and met mimi, she gave me a tour of the factory a spent an hour or so chatting with me. I have custom 18' self bailer that's a 2010, they built them for the outdoor show for hatch but sold them to someone else... boats weigh a ton but are the best rubber on the river by far... I get a kick out of the back and forth on here about NRS, Maravia, Wing , ect...
I really want to see the boat Dave took down the canyon this year, I hear it was a bigger version of their recue sled...
 

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I got the chance to row this baby a bit this Spring. It's an '03 Avon Pro that was in remarkable condition.

I'm in the process of having a custom replica of it made now.

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They aren't cheap, but WING's new 16 foot boat is basically an updated version of this. Zach from NW Rafting helped with the design. If their warranty were a bit better, (and I came into a sum of money) I would own one.
 

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They aren't cheap, but WING's new 16 foot boat is basically an updated version of this. Zach from NW Rafting helped with the design. If their warranty were a bit better, (and I came into a sum of money) I would own one.
I took a VERY close look at Zach’s design, and it actually does not resemble the Pro very closely at all. He shortened the waterline a lot, and changed the bow and stern geometry significantly. Its also quite a bit heavier than the Pro. I’m not saying he didn’t design a nice boat, but its not very close to the Pro at all.
 

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Also, the Hyside XT Pro is a much closer match to the Pro than Zach’s design is.
I’ve had both at my shop at the same time and they’re very similar. The 16 XT even has a little SuperPro bow and stern vibe. And on that note, Hyside currently makes a SuperPro, and made two 13’ Explorers.
 
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