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Boating with an Outfitter

Reasons for choosing an outfitter for your next outdoor adventure.

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Choosing Oar Length

"What length oars do I need for my boat?" is one of the most common questions we get. It's a difficult question to answer simply. We've developed this chart to help you with this decision.

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Clyde's Grand Canyon Blog: Community Gear List

A weblog or blog from a Grand Canyon river trip.

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Cold-Water Layering

Layers allow you to add and remove pieces to match changing conditions, and help your body maintain a safe, comfortable temperature. These layers fall generally into three categories: base layers, insulating layers and outer layers.

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Cooler Fit List - Igloo Coolers for NRS & AIRE inflatable boats

Find out which Igloo Marine Ultra coolers will fit with specific NRS Otter Livery series, Otter series, Sport series, Expedition series, catarafts and AIRE rafts and catarafts.

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Fishing Frame Additions and the Sporty Cat Frame

New NRS fishing and cataraft frame improvements.

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Frame Basics

Choosing a raft or cataraft frame.

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Frame Strap Guide

Learn how many and what length straps you will need to strap your NRS raft or cataraft frame to your NRS raft or cataraft.

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Frame Strap Guide

Learn how many and what length straps you will need to strap your NRS raft or cataraft frame to your NRS raft or cataraft.

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How to Choose Your First Raft or Cataraft

Things to consider when buying your first raft or cataraft.

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How to Extend Your Boating Season

Moving from summer boating to cold-weather adventures requires new knowledge and preparation. This article lays out the steps to take to extend your boating season.

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Leafield Valves

Information about the different types of Leafield valves.

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Military Valves

Information about the different types of Military valves.

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Modular Frame Part Dimensions

Specifications for raft and cataraft frame construction, including measurements and composition.

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New Technology for NRS Frame Parts

The NRS Frame System is simply the most adjustable and adaptable system on the market; and we think it's the best. When technology came along that would allow us to improve it, we jumped at the chance.

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NRS - Inflatable Boat Spec Chart

Detailed sizing information about NRS Otter Livery series, Otter series, Sport series, Expedition series NRS Catarafts, NRS Inflatable Kayaks, AIRE Carafafts, Inflatable Kayaks, and Rafts, and Riken Rafts and Inflatable Kayaks.

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NRS & AIRE Inflatable Boat Rowing Frame Sizing Guide

Learn which NRS raft or cataraft frames fit best on specific NRS rafts or catarafts and AIRE rafts and catarafts.

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NRS Fishing Frames

Fishing Frame Setup for Rafts and Catarafts

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NRS HydroLock Dry Bags

NRS has new waterproof dry bags.

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NRS Inflatable Boat & SUP Guide

Specifics on NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, NRS Patriots, NRS SUP Boards and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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NRS inflatable boat rowing frame sizing guide - Pre-September 2005

Learn which NRS raft or cataraft frames fit best on specific NRS rafts or catarafts and AIRE rafts and catarafts.

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NRS Inflatables Pre-2006

Specifics on pre-2006 era NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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NRS Raft and Inflatable Boat Rowing Frame Features

Find information about features and accessories for NRS modular raft frames. Learn how to determine the right length and width for your NRS frame.

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Pennel Orca Boat Material

Pennel Orca® - Superior inflatable boat material

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Pin and Clips vs. Open Oar Locks: Oar Sizing Information

Inflatable boat rowing oar length options. Pin and clip vs. open oar locks.

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Raft & Cataraft Frame Instructions

Instructions for NRS raft frames, cataraft frames or frame accessories.

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The Bill's Dry Bag

The story from Bill Parks, the name behind the bag.

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The Making of Cataract Oars

Technical details on the making of Cataract Oars.

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Weight Carrying Capacity of NRS Boats

Discussion of the carrying capacity of rafts and cats.

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What is Drop Stitch?

How drop stitch material used in our inflatables is made.

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Whitewater & Touring Kayak Paddle Sizing Guides

Find the whitewater paddle that is the best fit for you.

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CGear Sand-Free Multimat: Tame the Sand Monster

An amazing product that keeps sand where it belongs.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and help you choose the right life jacket so youll be comfortable wearing it the entire time youre on the water.

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NRS Hot-Forged LoPros and Oar Mounts

Now with hot-forged LoPro Fittings and Oar Mounts, the NRS frame system also become lighter, stronger and sharper looking.

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