I work in a university rental shop. Two seasons ago, we bought a fleet of Kokopelli Nirvanas, and after two seasons, they're in rough shape and haven't paid for themselves. We want to keep renting boats, but only if we can, at the very least, break even on them.
So, a few questions:
- Do any shops carry the Bakraft? Are they significantly more durable than the Alpackas and Kokopellis?
- How often do you replace your fleet?
- What level of effort is required to maintain them
- What is, in your experience, the most durable packraft in the ≈12 lbs or less range