I just can't comprehend where you are coming from. Well I could take an inner tube down Blossom, but I might Die! Even with upgrades oars, now way would I take one of those down the wild and scenic rogue. We have a 14' selfbailer with salmon river type 4 bay frame, and 3 good oars that we got used for $1000 6 years ago, and it is still alive. Yeah boats of all types break, but in the last 10 years of rowing hard whitewater in regular full size standard whitwater/fishing rafts, I have broke 2 oar blades (1 sawyer and 1 carslisle). The real tragedy is that the boat designs are pretty interesting, just the lack of a decent frame, better materials on construction in the boat, and accessies.