Floorless Alpacka raft

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  1. fly-by

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    Just hit the Alpacka website

    https://www.alpackaraft.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.catalog&CategoryID=&ProductID=166

    Looks lighter than most tubes in raft-only/float tube mode

    13lbs in full rowing mode - not much more than tube+fins+pump

    Similar $ to WaterStrider but much lighter

    I plan to call and see how the upcoming aluminum honeycomb floor will differ in function/price.

    Bought my u-boat II float tube in 1994 and the 10ft porta-bote about 8yrs ago. Lots of mileage from each. Maybe i can rationalize replacing both at this point...

    Do you guys think windage would be a problem when using it as a tube given the 8 foot length?
     

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