NRS 14' River Cataraft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Play today, haul gear tomorrow with the midsize NRS River Cat™ cataraft. Its quick reflexes shine on "rapid" day trips, while 25" tubes will carry you and all your stuff to that secluded river campsite.
  • NRS "cats" are designed for extraordinary performance, agility and stability, whether transporting passengers and gear or sport boating.
  • Precisely sized continuous-curve tubes enhance capacity, ride and maneuverability.
  • 25" tube diameters keep you floating high and manuevering swiftly, even under heavy loads.
  • Extended wear patches on the tops of the tubes allow for frames up to 11' long.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • Trouble-free Leafield™ C7 Valves ensure easy inflation/deflation of the tubes.
  • 16 2" stainless steel D-rings provide a bombproof anchor system for your frame.
  • Three air chambers in each tube give you maximum security in emergency situations.
  • 10-year retail warranty, 5-year commercial.
  • Alternative colors may be available for fleet orders.
  • Repair kit included.
  • Frames sold separately.

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Length: 14'
Weight: 72 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 25"
Bow Kick: 25"
Stern Kick: 25"
Number of Air Chambers: 6
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Type of Material: Pennel Orca
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 41/1100
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 48/1670
Number of D-rings: 16
Number of Handles: 4
Maximum Frame Length: 132"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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    What is pennel orca?
    Asked on 7/21/2013 by Nancy the newbie

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  • NRS 14' River Cataraft

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    I have a 2002 135 NRS Expedition raft with an NRS fishing frame. Works great but too heavy for my next trip. Frame is 60" x 68". I'm thinking of buying NRS 14' River Cataraft tubes and 68" drop side rails to use with existing frame. Do you see any problems using the fishing frame on the tubes, such as being too narrow causing stability problems? I need to pack the tubes and frame down a mile trail to get to the river and then float it through rapids called the Squeeze, which is also very narrow. The 2002 raft is too heavy to pack in without a horse and I'd rather spend the money on tubes than a horse. The tubes I can pack one at a time.
    Asked on 4/1/2013 by Jeff from Crested Butte

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jeff, you will have a relatively narrow craft. If you have the side rails in the center of the tubes, the tubes will be about 35" apart. Not much different than a 66" yoke frame. So, I think you'll be okay. Just don't go into any holes sideways!

      Answered on 4/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    What is the weight capacity for this pontoon?
    Asked on 1/5/2013 by River Rat from Beckley, WV

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      5.0

      best of both worlds!

      By Alan

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Huge Capacity For Trips
      • Very Sporty Unladen

      Cons

      • Little Rocker
      • Tip Cones A Weakness

      Best Uses

      • Big Water
      • Long trips
      • Short Trips

      Comments about NRS 14' River Cataraft:

      I was looking for a raft because I thought it would be better for overnight trips and for taking friends on day trips, but my buddy gave me a great deal on this one used. Turns out that with a full length frame this has the same capacity as 14' rafts I've done long trips with. I once had 4 people and 3 dogs on it for a (class II) overnight trip! It's also more stable than a raft - on my rookie trip down the MFS I hit all the big holes sideways at high water. I can shorten the frame (its a 88" long alley cat frame to which I've added break-down extensions), ditch the passengers, and it rocks on sporty day trips.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Money I ever Spent!

      By Whitewaterman

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Carries A Large Load
      • Forgiving
      • Lightweight
      • Manueverable
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about NRS 14' River Cataraft:

        I bought a 14'River Cat in 2001 and 12 years, and many rivers, later it is still going strong. Awesome for multi-day trips to carry big coolers, cook boxes, etc. Its been down the Grand, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Main Salmon, etc. Also use it for day trips and overnighters on rivers here in the Southeast. Literally the best money I have ever spent.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Light and maneuverable

        By The Cleaning Lady

        from Vashon, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Dries Easily
        • Good Waterproofing
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Kayak Camping
          • Rapids Paddling
          • Rivers

          Comments about NRS 14' River Cataraft:

          Shoulder injuries have limited my ability to row our 14' NRS raft so the cataraft purchase was an attempt to get me back on the oars. And the cataraft was an excellent solution -- other than me having to battle our 16 year old son for the privilege to row each day on our inaugural Main Salmon trip. Very maneuverable, light, durable and a great product. Almost allowed my husband to pretend he was a kayaker again.

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          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great performance

          By Lobo

          from Spokane, WA

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          Pros

          • Fast shallow draft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Rapids Paddling

          Comments about NRS 14' River Cataraft:

          Need to offer more choices in neutral outdoor colors such as green that blend with the outdoors.
          Would not change anything about this boat, it's practical in all respects for river running.

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