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NRS Otter 130 Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! The 13' NRS Otter 130 is our most popular Otter™ raft. You can paddle it with up to eight crew members, load it for a weekend trip or add an NRS fishing frame to go where your buddy's drift boat can't.
  • NRS Otter Series Rafts provide outfitter-grade performance that the private boater can afford.
  • With 18" tubes and a 6'2" width, the Otter 130 is quick and agile without sacrificing stability.
  • Will seat up to 8 paddlers with optional third thwart.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • HD40 floor armor on the bottoms of the tubes guards your boat from the wear and tear of boulders and beaches.
  • 12 stainless steel 2" D-rings give plenty of tiedown points for frame and gear.
  • Four comfortable EasyCarry™ handles make carrying it to the water a breeze.
  • Three main tube air chambers to keep you afloat in the event of an accident.
  • Self-bailing floor with quick-draining holes allows you to leave the bucket at home.
  • 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.
  • 5-year retail warranty, 3-year commercial.

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Series: Otter
Length: 13'
Width: 6' 2"
Weight: 104 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 18"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 28"
Stern Kick: 28"
Number of Air Chambers: 6
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: Pennel Orca
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 41/1100
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 41/1100
Number of D-rings: 12
Number of Handles: 4
Center Compartment Width: 37"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 60"
Maximum Frame Length: 72"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 5 Years Retail, 3 Years Commercial

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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.

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    The product pictures show grey as one of the colors, but this is not an option to select. Is the grey color available at certain times? Are there other colors available? I have seen some dark green NRS rafts around, and wondered if that could be ordered (with longer delivery times) for the Otter 130.
    Asked on 8/19/2014 by Phillip from Boise, ID

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Phillip, we only stock blue Otters on the retail site but do make them in other colors for outfitters that order multiple boats. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we can give you a timeline for when another color might be available.

      Answered on 8/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    Help! On the Otter 13 foot (130)...which end is the bow? the end with two valves...or one?
    Asked on 4/26/2013 by zendavid

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      Hello, the boat is Symetrical, thus doesn't really matter. I use the
      end with the floor valve as the stern so ppl up front aren't stepping
      on it and relief valve. Also is direction of logo to have two front
      valves foreward.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      The 130 is symmetrical, so you can run it either way. However, most people think of the end with the floor valves as being the stern, so with that said, the two perimeter tube valves are in the bow. Since I usually do multiday trips, I run my raft with the floor valves in the front so I can get to them when the back is loaded.

      Answered on 4/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    does this price include oars and frame
    Asked on 9/12/2012 by looking...

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    • Staff Reviewer


      The price is for the boat alone. You do receive a 10% discount on any items, like the oars and frame, you purchase with the boat.

      Answered on 9/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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By Bob

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        Comments about NRS Otter 130 Self-Bailing Rafts:

        I purchased this raft as a graduation gift for myself. I am very pleased with its performance. I purchased the raft while living in the southeast and immeadiately got a ton of use out of it on the Chattooga and Ocoee river. Handled the technical rapids of low water Chattooga river very well with 2-7 passengers. Also did great on high water days. Recently moved to Seattle area and have played with it on the Tieton river and low water Salmon (Riggins @ 4,000). It worked perfectly on these runs as well. Thus far it has only been used as a paddle raft, but I will put a frame on it in the spring and see how it handles on multi-day trips with 2-3 people on board. As a paddle raft I would definately reccomend putting a third thwart on it.

        Service and delivery comments:

        When the raft showed up I thought for sure that I was sent an I.K., but sure enough it was a raft in the tiny box. Delivery was right on time, and good thing as I had a trip planned for it the next day!

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