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NRS 18' Kodiak Cataraft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Run it down the Grand Canyon. Motor it up the Amazon. Put a moose on it and row it through Alaska. Build a shack on it and drift the Mississippi. The 18' NRS Kodiak Cataraft is as big as your plans.
  • 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 12' 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 seperately.

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Length: 18'
Weight: 92 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: 144"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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  • NRS 18' Kodiak Cataraft


    what is the cargo capacity of this cat?
    Asked on 5/23/2014 by moon from colorado

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Moon, we don't rate boats for weight carrying capacity, see - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/boatweightcapacity.asp - As the name suggests, this cat was originally designed with the Alaska user in mind; the person going on multiday trips that could involve hauling out a couple of moose. It's a gear-hauling machine.

      Answered on 5/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    I'm trying to compare catarafts how much weight can these tubes take? What is the recommended distance between the tubes? it gives frame length but not with
    Asked on 5/14/2014 by Dman

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Damian, we don't list weight capacities - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/boatweightcapacity.asp - The 18' Kodiak was designed with Alaskan boaters in mind; folks that were taking multiday trips on wilderness rivers, where they might be packing out a couple of moose. It is a great gear hauler. It works best with our yoke style frame, which fix the distance between the tubes - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp#Yoke - The 72" frame gives max interior loading options. Your question regarding frame length got cut off. Call us at 800.635.5202 to discuss the ins-and-outs of frame options; you're not limited to our stock frames.

      Answered on 5/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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