Floorless Alpacka raft

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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?