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10% Off All Accesrrories! Designed to be the classic Grand Canyon raft, the 17'11" E-180 is the "granddaddy" of our fleet. Incredibly tough and stable, this boat is ready to take on the biggest waters on the planet.
  • With 24" tubes and a width of 8'6", this boat will carry anything and everything down the world's largest rivers.
  • 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 handles make rigging and launching the E-180 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: 17' 11"
Width: 8' 6"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 24"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 36"
Stern Kick: 36"
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: 52"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 82"
Maximum Frame Length: 100"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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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

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    I want to use this as a gear raft, but would prefer a frame with a seat What would be the best frame to add to this raft for a single seat, and to carry the most gear?
    Asked on 9/14/2016 by Texas Steve from Houston, TX

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Steve, the E-180 is one big boat, so hauling gear is no problem. With the 100" flat area you can can have multiple "bays" for coolers, dry boxes and drop bags by adding cross bars. You could row off one of the boxes, with a seat, by using the Flip Seat Mount - http://www.nrs.com/product/92019.02/nrs-flip-seat-mount - or you can have a seat bar. Our frame system is totally modular - http://www.nrs.com/tech_talk/framefacts.asp - so we can build what you want. Give us a call to discuss your options, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 9/14/2016 by Clyde from NRS
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    14 D rings? I cannot see where there are 14 d rings on this raft. From the photo I see only 4 d rings that strap the frame down. By looking at the photo I only see 12 d rings. Where are the other two?
    Asked on 8/18/2016 by Tda from Salt Lake City

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    E 180: do I have to get thwarts or can they be deducted from the cost and not be made ? Also, are there chafe strips on the tops of the tubes for the frame?
    Asked on 8/14/2016 by Troy from SLC Utah

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Troy, you can order the boat without thwarts, call 800.635.5202. Yes, there are chafe straps on top of the tubes; they also run up on the first up turned tube panels, fore and aft.

      Answered on 8/14/2016 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS E-180 Self-Bailing Rafts


    What manufacurer has the biggest air tubes? Are there pro's and con? My NRS16 river has been great on local river. A tad too big & wide for Rainey Falls fish ladder. I usually have 3 on board and camping gear & food. She has served me well, a few nicks & cuts but nothing that hisses at me or bubbles much. Could a screw on cap be prone to leaking, yes_no?
    Asked on 2/11/2013 by wunguy from Madras, Oregon The home of school intrag

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Hi, I'm not sure what you sort of info you're looking for with the "what manufacturer has the largest air tubes" question. Boat designers size the tubes to the intended usages of their boats and the loads they'll probably be carrying. Larger boats usually have larger tubes. Give us a call, 800.635.5202 or drop a line to service@nrsweb.com if you have more questions on this. Are you referring to the C7 valve cap? That is not an air-holding cap, it's meant to protect and keep water and debris off the valve inner parts. A valve leak can usually be fixed by removing the valve and cleaning the valve seat.

      Answered on 2/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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