What makes a raft self bailing?

What makes a raft self bailing?

Self-bailing rafts, as their name implies, bail the water out automatically. This is accomplished by having an inflatable bottom of around 4-5” thick. Draining holes are located along the top of the floor where the floor attaches to the boat’s perimeter – this floor is known as a self-bailing floor.

Are Odyssey rafts self bailing?

Excellent boat on smaller rivers or with crews of 2-3, especially in low water. 2 removable thwarts included. Light weight – easy to fold and carry.

How much does a NRS raft weigh?


Series: Expedition
Weight: 188 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 22″
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 32″

How much weight can a raft carry?

90 to 275 pounds is the weight limit for most white water river rafting companies. Though there are no laws about rafting weight limits, most companies require participants to be within this weight range. So depending on your weight, you may not be able to go river rafting.

How do you size a raft frame?

A: There are two key frame measurements: “center-to-center” and “flat length”. Calculate the “center-to-center” measurement by taking the width (outer dimension) of your raft (this is not necessary for a cataraft) and subtracting the diameter of one tube.

What sizes do self-bailing rafts come in?

They currently make four sizes of selfbailing whitewater rafts – 10.5′, 12′, 13′, 14′, 16′ and 18′, two sizes of cataraft tubes – 14′ and 16′, a single and double inflatable IK and a paddlecat. RMR is one of only two importers whose pvc boats are welded rather than glued.

What makes lightweight rafting boats perfect for fly fishing?

A new generation of lightweight rafts is making new water accessible to adventurous fly fishers because you can launch them anywhere, and the shallow-drafting boats can float small streams or large rivers in low-water conditions without grinding the bottom all day.

Who makes custom raft frames?

Custom raft frames by NRS & Down River Equipment are in stock. Rocky Mountain Rafts is a producer of commercial grade welded pvc whitewater boats at a price that most weekend boaters can afford.

What kind of rafts do we carry?

We carry Rocky Mountain Rafts, NRS, Aire, Cronin, Blow-Pro, Rapid Approach Rescue and Hyside. We are located in Southern WV New and Gauley River Country. Ask about our package price when you add a frame to your new raft!