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NRS 16' Kodiak Cataraft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Why do we build the 16' NRS Kodiak Cataraft with giant 28" tubes? Because we know that for some boaters going big is a way of life and nothing else will suffice. You know who you are.
  • 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.
  • 28" tube diameters give you more cargo capacity than you'll ever need.
  • Extended wear patches on the tops of the tubes allow for frames up to 10' 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: 16'
Weight: 87 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 28"
Bow Kick: 27"
Stern Kick: 27"
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: 6
Maximum Frame Length: 120"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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    Can I get these tubes with the 13' wear patch like the River Cat Tubes? I have an extended river cat frame that I would like to through on these 28" Tubes.
    Asked on 5/27/2015 by JoMama from Glenwood Springs, CO

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    • Staff Reviewer


      A difference between River Cat and Kodiak tubes is the River Cat tubes are flat all the way across the tube tops. The Kodiak tube tips slope down on the ends, forming a "bullet-shape." The flat area on top of the tubes is 120" (10'), but the wear patch extends out beyond that. Your longer frame will still work, it'll just hang out away from the tubes ~ 6" on each end. Let us know if you have further questions.

      Answered on 5/27/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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    what are your catarafts made from (tube & shell)
    Asked on 4/10/2015 by craigen from Colorado

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Not sure I understand your questions. Our Kodiak and River Cat tubes are made of "hypalon" material. Here's why we can no longer use the Hypalon trademark - http://www.nrs.com/tech_talk/pennel_orca.asp - This article gives some basic facts about NRS frames - http://www.nrs.com/tech_talk/frameFacts.asp - For more information, give us a call, 800.635.5202, or send an email to service@nrs.com. There's more information there on the product page and in our Learn pages, linked at the top of all pages. I hope this has been helpful.

      Answered on 4/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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    I don't see weight capcities listed for your boats. What is the capacity of this boat?
    Asked on 12/20/2013 by Don from Anchorage

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Don, we don't stipulate weight capacity for our boats. This article explains our reasoning - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/boatweightcapacity.asp - That being said, the name of the Kodiak gives a clue to its origin. We designed it at the request of Alaskan adventurers who wanted to probe those long rivers on long trips where they might want to haul out a moose carcass, or two. It's a gear hauling machine.

      Answered on 12/21/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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