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SOLD - FIRST DAY OF THIS LISTING - Aire Super Puma River Raft - Fishing Raft & Frame - $3000 (package price if purchased new - $6570)

Our family has gotten a great deal of joy from this raft, and have floated and fished all over Washington. Our 4 kids are all moving on, and it is time for this raft to go to another family. The boat is in good shape, and the raft has always been stored inside and well maintained. Comes with rowing frame & bench, additional fisherman's seat, Carlisle oars, anchoring system, integrated cooler.

Product Details:

The 13'1" Aire Super Puma is a larger version of the Puma, offering more space for friends and gear. A continuous-curve design, short waterline and narrow width make this a highly maneuverable boat.
A slightly larger design than the Puma, the Super Puma will easily accommodate five paddlers plus a guide.

The Super Puma also makes a great fishing boat when equipped with a Water Font Grass Electric blue Carmine
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Fishing Raft Frame.
AIRE raft tubes and floors are equipped with bombproof PVC-coated material that's thicker than other brands for superior durability.

Internal urethane AIREcells provide an extra measure of strength, durability and safety.

The piano hinge style of floor lacing, found in all AIRE rafts, provides quick self-bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts.

A narrow width, along with high rocker angles at the bow and stern, make this boat super manoeuvrable and fun to run in whitewater.

Great for Paddling Rivers:

Great for Fishing: (Review from The Boat People.org)

The AIRE Super Puma 13′ self bailing river raft is a fast, narrow (5'8″ wide) raft ideal for paddle crews, or as an angler's driftboat, albeit without the need of a trailer that a normal dory mandates. As a paddle boat the Super Puma is most at home on tight, steep, low volume streams. The tubes taper at the ends of the hull from 18.5″ to 13.5″, making for a small surface area to punch waves with ease. It's also a bit hard on the tush to paddle captain from the very stern with the small pointy end shape. Super Puma's are stretched out 18″ in length over the regular Puma, are 2″ wider (5'8″ instead of 5'6″) and comfortably hold one extra person (five paddlers instead of four). There are three main tube chambers on the Super Puma. Another difference between the two models is that Super Pumas has 2″ more rocker at the bow & stern than the Puma, and it tapers a bit more radically at the ends too, giving it that "elves shoe" look.

These come in yellow, orange, red, blue, and dark green. Purple, white, and two-tone grey's are also available by special order but sometimes take a month or two to get. Super Pumas weigh 96 pounds with two thwarts. An extra thwart adds about four pounds.

If you want top performance from your Super puma, you shouldn't overload it. AIRE gives 986 pounds as the load capacity for this model. This is not entirely unreasonable, but if you really have five guys that average 200 pounds per in the Super Puma river raft, it does bog down a bit. On the other hand, with five guys that are more in the 170 pound range, it works quite nicely. So we suggest 850 for top performance. With even less, this thing really moves.

Are you a fly fisherman or fisherlady? If you want a firmer, pancake flat floor to stand on while fishing, consider cutting out half-circle shaped plywood pieces for the bow & stern of your boat. Sand them, route the edges, and brush the wood with about 12 coats (we're kidding, but you can never have too much) of varnish. On the last coat on the top surface, you can sprinkle clean sand or rock polisher grit on the varnish as it dries to improve traction. Hardware stores also sell an adhesive-backed sandpaper type material by the foot that you can stick down to the wood. We know many of you will end up buying an expensive fishing frame for this boat, and our way does not provide a lean bar, but using the simple wood decks does allow you to stick with a much smaller, cheaper, lighter oar frame - one designed for whitewater.

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Aire, Outcast, NRS, SOTAR, Star, River, Fly Fishing, White Water, Cataraft, Puma, Super Puma, trout

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Hi Fish_Yak: Sorry - the boat sold as soon as I put it up! I thought I deleted the listing, but obviously did not. Good luck in your search - we had many years of fun on ours. I just changed the listing to show it is sold.

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