AIRE 143E Whitewater Raft

AIRE 143E Whitewater Raft from The Boat People Inflatable Kayak & Raft Specialists

By: The Boat People Inflatable Kayak & Raft Specialists  01/28/2015
Keywords: Whitewater Rafting, Water Rafting, Whitewater River Rafting

AIRE 143E Raft and AIRE'S other fourteen foot rafts used to be our most popular whitewater boat in terms of sales until the less expensive Tributary line came out in 2005; now we sell about equal numbers of both lines. Fourteens are an ideal size for many boaters who need maximum flexibility in a raft. They are just big enough for Canyon trips if you are not trying to support a gang of twenty kayakers, and they are fine for day trips on almost any "full size" river. An East coast boater who runs skinny sections with a paddle crew would want to look at the narrower 143E (the red raft shown below). If you run mostly high volume rivers with an oar set-up, the 143R may be your ticket. The 143D remains the most popular though and it is the best all around "multi-use" raft. The 143E is fine for seven people and the other two models are okay with eight. You often see commercial outfitters stuffing eight adults plus the paddle captain in a 14' raft, but we feel you are asking for trouble overloading a boat this way. The deeper the boat drafts, the more rocks you'll hang up on and the slower the boat will respond. All D and R series rafts now come with grey frame chafer strips. The "E" series does not since it is intended as a paddle raft.

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