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[/SIZE]Okay Guys, I have finally come to the conclusion that I should sell my raft instead of hope for the perfect trade... As a recap, It is and early 2000's Maravia Ranger with an American Whitewater Trailer.
Extras include,
- Full Fishing frame with front and rear casting braces
- Full custom "fit's like a glove" cover with built in tie downs
- Cataract Oars with Floating Blades
- Chain Anchor
- Custom Dry box under rowers seat
- Cooler with seat in front
- Seat on swivel in rear casting area

SOLD!!!

The ONLY reason I'm selling the boat is because I'm living in Ellensburg this summer, and I would like a drifter that I can do some fishing in the wind and that I will eventually guide out of...

Go ahead and P.M. me for any more info that you may need, Phone number, or whatever...

Thanks for looking,

Connor Hankinson
 

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Bobbers n Beadz
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Currently in Moses Lake, but would be willing to meet in Ellensburg on a weekend... I'll go take some pics!
 

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How long is it?
 

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I wouldn't sell that raft at all, just because you'll be in Ellensburg! Looks like a great boat for the Yak and setup for flyfishing. I've floated some of the upper stretches in a raft and its the way too go. Wish I had the money, cause I would think seriously of taking it off your hands. Maravias are sweet!

I was looking at a new kayak today.. got a couple of offers on my current one so I'll upgrade this summer and get some bigger toons for my pontoon boat.

Good luck!
 

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I wouldn't sell that raft at all, just because you'll be in Ellensburg! Looks like a great boat for the Yak and setup for flyfishing. I've floated some of the upper stretches in a raft and its the way too go. Wish I had the money, cause I would think seriously of taking it off your hands. Maravias are sweet!

I was looking at a new kayak today.. got a couple of offers on my current one so I'll upgrade this summer and get some bigger toons for my pontoon boat.

Good luck!
Bill speaks great juju here. If you have to have a drift boat, not that I totally understand how a DB is that much more necessary due to the wind. If you have to have a DB, find a friend with one, build yourself one (instead of chasing girls or something), buy one or rent one. If you are going to be guiding you'll have the time to get the DB of your dreams later. Awesome looking raft Mr. Hankinson!
 

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Well guys, I would rather have a DB due to the ease of maintnence, the ability to do some pretty rough launches, and I was talking to the Clackacraft Rep about getting a Clack LP...

For the Record, it's 14'...
 

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Your raft is just as good a guide boat boat as a DB would be. Just saying...... if that's your goal. If you had a DB there'd be times and places you'd want to take clients but couldn't because you don't have a raft.
 

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PT has a nice raft and if you can only swing one boat at the moment, I would stick with the raft. As far as rough launchs, a raft is better for that! Get a lighter frame or remove some of the standing bars from frame. Can't tell if you have a casting platform, but if you don't that would make it easier for clients to stand up if that's an issuie. I've floated on the Yak with ****** (Ryan White) in his raft on the Yak a few times and its awesome. He works at the Yakima Fly Shop in Cle Elum, so stop by and talk to him or Jim Gallegar too.

Cigar Bill
 

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I've thought about it alot guys... I just want to sell the raft, and get a DB... But thank you for all of your guy's insight.

Connor H.
 

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I think Itchy should pick it up and I'll store it for him so his wife won't find out!
 
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