Thoughts On An Inflatable

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Alex MacDonald, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    No question about Aire's well-deserved reputation. Like NRS, their build quality is the gold standard in whitewater craft. But not all bladdered boats are the same. There's a huge difference between an Aire boat (priced at several thousand bucks) and low-priced (read, cheap) pontoons like those made in China and sold under off brand names at places like Costco. I'd be careful about jumping to overly-broad conclusions just because both use bladder technology. Heck, the cost of one replacement bladder from Aire is probably more than some complete pontoon boats cost brand new.

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  2. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    No different from bladderless tubes. You just bring along a different repair kit.

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  3. shawn k Member

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    I wasnt talking about those crappy boats and If you read my initial post you would have seen that. Alot of the outcast boats are made on the same equipment and materials as Aire rafts and Cats.