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NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! The 16-foot NRS E-160 is perfect for the big-water boater or for the outfitter who needs to carry extra passengers and gear. True to its name, this NRS Expedition Series raft is built for those epic trips.
  • 22" tubes and 7'7" width keep the E-160 riding high and manuevering swiftly under heavy loads.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • Will carry up to 11 paddlers with optional third thwart.
  • 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 8 EasyCarry™ handles make rigging and launching the E-160 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: 16'
Width: 7' 7"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 22"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 32"
Stern Kick: 32"
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: 8
Center Compartment Width: 47"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 72"
Maximum Frame Length: 88"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

video: How To: Inflate a Raft

How To: Inflate a Raft (2:00)

You've invested in a good boat; you want to make sure it lasts a long time. Proper inflation techniques go a long way toward protecting the raft's seams and the baffles between chambers from strain and damage. In this video, Josh Gile, NRS Repairs, goes over steps for pumping up to recommended levels while keeping equal air pressure on both sides of each internal baffle. It's simple stuff, but doing it right is important boat longevity insurance.

video: How To: Fold an Inflatable Boat or SUP for Storage

How To: Fold an Inflatable Boat or SUP for Storage (2:33)

One of the great things about inflatable rafts, catarafts, kayaks and SUP boards is that when not in use they can be deflated, taking up very little storage space. In this video the NRS Repairs crew gives you the tips and techniques to minimize stress on seams and material while they're being folded and tucked away.

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    What are the approximate dimensions of the NRS E-160 when rolled properly and does the boat come with a storage bag or does it need to be ordered separately? What is the item # for the proper bag.
    Asked on 11/3/2013 by Bill

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bill, it doesn't come with a boat bag. It will fit just fine on the Extra Large Bag, Item # 81165.02.

      Answered on 11/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    Is Pennel Orca the same as Hypalon?
    Asked on 9/18/2013 by Bill from Utah

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  • NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    My frame is 68" wide total (outside edge to outside edge). Will this fit this raft and work well or would the Nez Perce be a better raft for this size frame?
    Asked on 6/29/2013 by Daniel A. from Cedar Hills, UT

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Daniel, center-to-center on the side tubes of the 160 is 69", on the Nez Perce, 63". C-to-C of your frame is probably 66"-67", probably a bit narrow for the 160.

      Answered on 6/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    i have the 16ft expedition was wondering if the bighorn 2 w 88 in bars can fit 2 cooler and dry box. if no is it ok to get longer length bars on that raft? also if i buy ur flip seat mount what size oar mounts would be best (6,8 or 10 in)? and just to make sure, the with on my raft should be 72", right? thank for your help. dont want to have to ship back
    Asked on 5/18/2013 by D MAC from Whitefish, MT

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi. You have a 88" flat area on the tubes, so the 72"W x 88"L Bighorn II would be a perfect fit. However, you might be tight to put two coolers and a dry box in it. Measure it out, taking into account for the width of the boxes, leg length, etc. The Compact Outfitter Frame might be a better choice, with 88" side rails. I have an E-150, with a 92" flat area. I maxed out the side rails and in the Compact Outfitter Frame I sit on the dry box, using the Flip Seat, can put two full size coolers in front and still not use up all the cockpit area. I would recommend the 10" mounts. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if we can help further. Boat Safe!

      Answered on 5/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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5.0

Long lasting

By REJ

from Aspen, CO

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Dries Easily
  • Good Waterproofing
  • Rugged

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Rivers

Comments about NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts:

I have used my raft for many trips on Cat and the Grand canyon. My boat was built in 1992 and only has one small patch which was caused on unloading the raft from a trailer. On a extended multiply day trip the boat will hold air for days without needing to re inflate daily. I can't say enough about this raft.

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5.0

A great big water multi day boat!!!

By Karhu "River Trash"

from Billings MT

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Pros

  • Great workmanship
  • High quality

Cons

  • I beam floor

Best Uses

  • Multi Day
  • Rivers

Comments about NRS E-160 Self-Bailing Rafts:

I have owned my E-160 for 5 years and it is the highest quality hypalon boat! Performs great fully rigged in big water!!!

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