That’s the word on the street….
What are you wanting to do with your boat? Some rivers are better suited to drift boats. Skiffs. Rafts.Looks tippy
seriously though. Should I hold off on ordering a raft ?
Man I’d love to float the Androscoggin some day!!!What are you wanting to do with your boat? Some rivers are better suited to drift boats. Skiffs. Rafts.
i have a raft and have had others. I also own a hyde pro series Xl. Kinda a half Mackenzie style drift boat and skiff in one……has a 8ft flat spot in the middle of the boat instead of a full rounded Mackenzie style. For me I float the androscoggin river which is a very big wide river that has many shallow riffles, large flat slow areas, no big whitewater, and afternoon winds that always pick up. A flat, more skiff like drift boat serves me very well. It is low and less affected by wind, forward rows excellent through slow sections, and is very stable. A raft however, is great in tough launch situations and whitewater. But they anchor and row dismal compared to a hard boat.
if you don’t already, follow us on social media. We have a few very experienced guides testing this model with great feedback. It will be available for guides soon.Got my attention.
Such a boat has been on my mind for a long time.
I’d love to have a rowing skiff built for gentle rivers back east.