Packraft recommendations: self bailing?

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Packraft recommendations: self bailing?

Post by scm007 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:56 pm

I am located in Seattle, and I am looking to purchase a packraft. I am completely new to this but I see that Alpacka has some holiday specials: ... closeouts/

I'm thinking the normal Alpacka is what i'm looking for? 50/50 whitewater vs packing ability. Self bailing or no? I'm just mostly looking for general recommendations.

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Re: Packraft recommendations: self bailing?

Post by cjpurvis » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:36 pm

IMO depends what you want to do with it and what you plan on wearing for exposure protection. An inflated floor has its advantages, your never sitting in a tub of cold water; it also lifts your center of gravity in the raft, making spills a little more likely on big waves, if you crash into rocks, etc.

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