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Ok I did my googling first! Nothing coming up on my phone so here it is. Who can tell me about the quality or non quality of Rogue rafts? Are they heavy, well built, or flimsy. Do they only come as a bucket boat? What is your opinion of Rogue boats?


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Who can tell me about the quality or non quality of Rogue rafts? Are they heavy, well built, or flimsy. Do they only come as a bucket boat? What is your opinion of Rogue boats?
In the 1980s, Rogue Inflatables made some of the most durable rafts you could buy. Better (dare I say) than Avon. Very thick, tough material. Don't know if they made self-bailers. You'd think so, but I've never seen one.
 

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I still have my Rogue McKenzlie (14'9") that I purchased new in 1982. Valves still work well (I've maintained them) and it still holds air. Nice, tight boat. And yes, it's a bucket. The material is Hypalon, very thick, and it weighs about 300 pounds. It's nicely reinforced on the top and bottom... double layer fabric at critical wear points.
 

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I still have my Rogue McKenzlie (14'9") that I purchased new in 1982. Valves still work well (I've maintained them) and it still holds air. Nice, tight boat. And yes, it's a bucket. The material is Hypalon, very thick, and it weighs about 300 pounds. It's nicely reinforced on the top and bottom... double layer fabric at critical wear points.

I'm going to buy one a friend has! Thanks for the reply!


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I owned an 18' Rogue for a while. Construction was great. But it was HEAVY. You needed a trailer for that thing for sure. I couldn't believe that thing still held air when I sold it. Yes this was also a bucket boat. I see these come up on the used market relatively often. If the price is right and its in halfway decent shape go for it.
 
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