NRS or Outcast

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  1. Laslow

    Laslow stuck in the shop

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    I'm interested in purchasing a inflatable raft for river fishing. I'm wondering if any members are using a NRS or Outcast. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    I've been on the site a few times and it looks like a great community!

    If anyone is planning a trip to the Great Lakes area in Canada and is looking for information drop me a line.

    Thanks
    Jay
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Active Member

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    NRS boats are excellent. I prefer Maravia and don't have an opinion on Outcast. NRS, Aire, and Maravia are top of the line boats and will last a long time with proper maintenance. All three have great service as well.
     
  3. Shapp

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    Aire makes Outcast
     
  4. BDD

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    In my experience, NRS and Outcast are pretty similar with the latter being made by Aire as previously mentioned. I wouldn't hesitate getting either one. The Tributary series of Outcast is a little cheaper in price and quality. Customer service for both has been pretty good to me.
     
  5. Laslow

    Laslow stuck in the shop

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    Thanks fort the replies

    Jay
     
  6. Mayfly Aviator

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    Go NRS.

    Also, look up NRS or AIRE using the search function as I know there has been dialogue regarding the pros and cons of each this past year.
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Aire's customer service is awesome!
     
  8. Blue

    Blue Active Member

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    Aire is made over seas now isn't it? I know that is why NFO quit using them and went bladderless.
    I would go North Fork Outdoors myself.
     
  9. Shapp

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    No, Aire is not made overseas, they are made in Meridian, Idaho. Their tributary line is however made overseas
     
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    I have owned both an Aire Super Puma, a 14 ft. Maravia self bailer, and still own a outcast 10 ft. pontoon boat. IMO all of these are great boats! Just get the boat that suits your needs. I went form the 14 ft Maravia which was an awsome boat for the simple reason that it was just to much boat for us. Our prmary use was day trips with the occasional 2-3 day trip thrown in. The maravia; well built, tracked ok, on exteneded trips could carry everthing we would need for a 4 day trip. Downside on day trips if you had to make a portage this thing is a beast for two people to move. The Puma again well built, tracked really well, and a lot lighter when portaging, yet could still carry enough gear for a 2 night trip for two. And the puma because of it's design can go just about anyplace you would want to go!
     
  11. Bill Johnson

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    I have an Outcast pontoon, built in 1999. I'm the second owner. Last year, with one year left on the original owner's warranty, one pontoon developed a leak. I contacted the factory, discussed the problem, and told them I was the second owner. They had me send both pontoons back, installed new valves in both, and sent them back. All it cost me was shipping to and from Meridian, Id. where the pontoons are made. I really like the pontoon boat, and am really impressed by how Outcast treats their customers. They didn't have to provide this level of service - I offered up front to pay for the repair, but they stood behind their product. I'll definitely buy Outcast/Aire again, and recommend their (US made) products to anyone who will listen.
     
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    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    I have the NRS Otter 13 ft I'm on my third year and love the Raft.

    Pic attached.

    Bill.
     
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    What a fine RAFT TRAILER... what brand is it? Thanks
     
  16. LocalWaters

    LocalWaters Work just gets in the way of fly fishing

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    I too am very impressed with my Outcast Kickboat. I've had it a little over a year. It's been everywhere, through every kind of hell, and it's held up incredibly well. The customer service experience was excellent and very personable. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another boat from outcast. I don't have any experience with NRS.

    Let us know what you end up with!
     
  17. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    The Trailer is made by American Whitewater in Medford OR.
    Looking for a link it looks like they sold the company..

    BD.
     
  18. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I like AIREs
     
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    I've used rafts, kick boats, and IK's from both companies and you could go either way on the rafts. They're both great companies with fantastic products.
     
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    I have an outcast 13 footer which is an aire super puma with fishing frame. Raft comes on an old hyde drift boat trailer. She is sitting in a garage near Wellston. Great boat for Michigan. I am selling it because I am buying nother one from a pal which is a super duper puma. 248-977-9249 if you are interested. $2,500 without oars.
     

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