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10% Off All Accesrrories! The 13'6" NRS E-136 plays like a 13' boat and works like a 14' boat. Its aggressive rocker and wide stance make it fun but dependable in the rapids. Great for fishing, overnights and just seeking thrills.
  • 20" tubes and a 6'6" width make the E-136 super stable, while a 30" rocker makes it ride over waves like a playboat.
  • Will accommodate 6-8 paddlers with optional third thwart.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • Full-coverage HD40 floor armor on the bottoms and sides of the tubes guards your boat from the wear and tear of boulders and beaches.
  • Four main tube air chambers give you extra security in emergency situations.
  • Self-bailing floor with quick-draining holes allows you to leave the bucket at home.
  • 14 2" D-rings and 6 handles make rigging and launching the E-136 a snap.
  • Trouble-free Leafield™ C7 Valves ensure easy inflation/deflation of the tubes, thwarts and floor, and the Leafield A6 Pressure Relief Valve protects the floor.
  • The NRS BAT™ (Batten Attachment Thwart system) lets you easily add or remove thwarts to accommodate paddlers or a rowing frame.
  • Built outfitter tough, this may be the last raft the private boater will ever need to buy.
  • 10-year retail warranty, 5-year commercial.

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Series: Expedition
Length: 13' 6"
Width: 6' 6"
Weight: 134 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 20"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 30"
Stern Kick: 30"
Number of Air Chambers: 7
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: Pennel Orca
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 48/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 48/1670
Number of D-rings: 14
Number of Handles: 6
Center Compartment Width: 38"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 60"
Maximum Frame Length: 73"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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the porsche of rafts

By mad max

from moab, ut

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  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Maneuverable
  • Sporty


  • Size

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Kayak support
  • Rapids Paddling
  • Rivers
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS E-136 Self-Bailing Rafts:

I love this boat, i have owned it for a year and it has seen westwater canyon 10+ times, cataract canyon, and the Grand Canon (21,000cfs). So far she has stayed up-right for me. it has performed wonderfully on single day trips as well as long trips. took it down cataract canon in three days while supporting a kayaker. I took this boat on a 22 day December grand canon trip (also supporting a kayaker) and the boat was full but not overloaded. i would also like to mention that i did not have to add air the entire 22 days.I have heard people complain about the weight of this boat, but i blame it on extra durability, i purchased the boat from a company that went under, it has never needed a patch and holds air like a champ, despite its age (6+ years). over all this boat has exceeded my expectations and helped me become a better boater.

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Big Little raft

By flowupstream

from Fresno, CA

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  • Quick handling
  • Takes BIG waves and holes


  • Heavy for its size

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Multi-day trips
  • Rapids Paddling
  • Rivers

Comments about NRS E-136 Self-Bailing Rafts:

This is my favorite boat! It has more rocker than the E-140 and takes on giant waves and holes. Yet it's nimble enough to spin on a dime. It's much more manuverable than a typical 14 footer, yet carries almost as much. I've taken it on numerous camping trips of 3-5 days with a passenger, although you need to pack light for longer trips. It's a bit crowded and sluggish with 6 people (or more. I've had 7), but with 4-5 it paddles fast.
This is a playfull workhorse or hard working sporty raft

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    The spec sheet states that the center compartment is 38 inches wide. Is it a bad idea to carry a 38 inch wide drybox, which would be touching both sides? Or does the box need to be narrower then the inside dimension to avoid rubbing?
    Asked on 8/18/2013 by JustKip from Fresno, CA

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      Undoubtedly there will be some rubbing on the tube material. If it does touch you can add some extra wear patch material to protect the tubes. Or, go with a little narrower box.

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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