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wvtroutmagnet

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Grousegunner,

I live in Marlinton and fish the Greenbrier a lot. 

If you want, I'll take you for a test ride in my RMR 13'er next time the water comes up. 


If you ever need an extra or want another boat to tag along, I'm game! 

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Sounds good wvtroutmagnet.  I just sent you a PM.
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Brookie says rmr......that is the way to go.....


Haha! Shep!!!!! We need to fish! Sorry I have been busy lately and catching up!

I've been in NRS, AIRE, and few other brands...owned Star and RMR boats.  I think it all depends on the buyer and what they are looking for.  I would not recommend a bucket boat, or glued PVC.

As for my RMR, I usually float 30-40 trips a year in my RMR welded PVC.  I take care of it.  It's garage kept. I clean it.  I never roll it up, I leave it on my custom raft trailer that is all flat, about 75%  inflated. PVC boats don't seem like they roll up as well as other raft material. I have owned 12' 13' and 14', drop stitch and I-beam floors.  The drop stitch floor is AWESOME.  I am a large guy and can stand on it going down the river easily. Multiple people can stand on it. It's like a built-in deck.  I've sold old RMR boats to members on here and they have never had any issues with them or warranty claims. I haven't ran the Gauley in it, but many people do. My boat gets its fair share of beatings from New, Greenbrier, Tygart, Potomac tribs and Cheat tributaries and everywhere else I run it from TN to PA.

I know these boats aren't manufactured in USA, but neither is half the stuff we own, or how we are typing these messages.  However, I do like supporting a local WV business and employees that sell these boats, and I was very impressed that he takes the time to go to the over seas manufacturing locations, and spends time ensuring great work environments and happy workers.

If you need to roll and store it rolled, I have been highly impressed with NRS Hypalon boats.

To each their own! Buy what suits your needs and makes you happy 😉

Cheers!

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Old thread, but this doesn’t look like a bad buy, looks like it could use a patch

 
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Nice find Taz!  Is that a pretty good FB group for rafts?
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They come up once in a while, maybe once or twice a month, some are priced pretty well , lot of yaks and mountain bikes , but seriously worth joining for outdoor equipment, did look like a good boat for the money, didn’t know if grouse gunner was still looking , but well worth it for any one , sorry FB group for every thing, but mostly outdoor gear gets listed . Below is a good rafting one that I like

 
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400.00 bucks and not to far , looks like a pretty economical way to start floating a river

 
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Reply with quote  #38 
My memory of rikens. Tough as nails, tiny tubes, heavy, slippery to sit on and stick to rocks like glue. That being said I rowed an 18’ riken(think it was a Havasu) down the Grand Canyon and it worked fine.
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Yeah , I think Rikens are considered a pretty decent rafts, and it doesn’t look in bad shape , and for the price, I’ve seen worse for quite a bit more.
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Take a look at fly craft rafts.
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