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Old 09-21-17, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Flysmith - Big Shoals Raft

Anyone here have a Flysmith Big Shoals raft? Wondering if anyone has one and what their thoughts are on it.

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Old 09-21-17, 08:33 PM   #2
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Never been in one, but seems pretty tight for 3 people. Narrow too. I don't think I would go any smaller than an AIRE/PAC SuperDuperPuma/1300 at 6 ft wide.

Saturn has a non-bailer version (same dimensions) which is much more affordable than Flysmiths self-bailer, especially if you can build your own frame.
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Old 09-21-17, 09:07 PM   #3
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I'd agree that looks tight. I think if you regularly use a 3 man raft you could utilize it for skinny floats/sketchy launches but as far as an everyday boat it's a bit specialized. Sorry to poop in your cheerios

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Old 09-22-17, 08:47 AM   #4
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Good boats. It's a little tight with three but still very doable.
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