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NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Our most popular fishing raft, the NRS Otter 142 provides the interior space, cargo capacity and manueverability sportsmen demand. These characteristics also make it an excellent crew paddling craft.
  • NRS Otter Series Rafts provide outfitter-grade performance that the private boater can afford.
  • 20" tubes and a 6'6" width keep the Otter 142 floating high and maunevering swiftly whether you're pursuing world-class trout fishing or Class IV whitewater.
  • Add an NRS Fishing Frame to make this the ultimate inflatable fishing boat.
  • Add an optional third thwart to easily take on 6-8 paddlers.
  • 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: 14'
Width: 6' 6"
Weight: 118 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 20"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 30.5"
Stern Kick: 30.5"
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: 82"
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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One of the great things about inflatable rafts, catarafts, kayaks and SUP boards is that when not in use they can be deflated, taking up very little storage space. In this video the NRS Repairs crew gives you the tips and techniques to minimize stress on seams and material while they're being folded and tucked away.

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  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    Hi - We do multi-day floats with heavy loads and two people. We've narrowed it down to the E-136 vs the Otter 142. Mostly concerned about handling in low-water conditions. Mostly doing Northwestern rivers (rarely more than Class III.) We are experienced rowers.
    -- Could you tell us which raft is better suited to our plans and why?
    -- Should we be looking at a different model?
    Asked on 7/20/2014 by Analysis Paralysis from Whitefish, MT

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Otter boats are really tough and work well for most private boaters. However, the E-boats are made with heavier-duty material and have extra bottom wear protection. As to the size raft, that's really individual choice. Sounds like you're experienced folks so choosing the size shouldn't be a problem. I bought an NRS Sport raft, made with much less durable material than today's boats, in 1983. I sold it to a buddy in 2006 and it's still going strong. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you want to talk boats, that's a fun conversation!

      Answered on 7/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    Our Department just bought 2 of the 142's and we were wanting to stensil them for identification purpose. Is there a certian type of paint we need to use?
    Thanks
    Asked on 9/20/2013 by Tim from Dyersburg, Tn.

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Tim, we don't carry any inflatable paints. You'll want one that's compatible with Hypalon. The boats come from the factory coated with 303 Protectant, Item # 38751.01. Remove the 303 with a good solvent like toluene or acetone before painting. Gaco is one paint manufacturer. I did a web search for "lettering paint for hypalon inflatables" and got a number of promising links. And keep using 303 to protect your boats from UV damage. Good luck and enjoy your 142s!

      Answered on 9/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    Got my new Otter 142 SB yesterday. I'm using the frame from my old raft. It will require some minor modifications. I have a question regarding frame width. You recommend a width of 60-inches. I assume that is 60 inches center to center of frame tubing? Correct? My frame is 64 inches wide.
    Asked on 6/13/2013 by Paul on the Rogue from Grants Pass, OR

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, our frame widths are center-to-center of the frame side rails. As I'm sure you know, it's best to have the side rails as wide, or wider, than the center width of the raft's tubes (boat width - one tube diameter, 58" for the 142). So your 64" width is great, you'll be about 3" past center, no big deal. Let us know if we can help. Congrats on the 142!

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

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    What are shipping costs for Otter142 and how is it shipped? Delivery time to Grants Pass, OR?
    Paul on the Rogue.
    Asked on 6/9/2013 by Paul on the Rogue from Grants Pass, OR

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, shipping is $75.00, via UPS Ground. It will take 2-3 days, not counting the day it ships. Order by noon Pacific time and the boat will ship that same day.

      Answered on 6/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    I have a Legacy Professional self-bailing model 14-ft raft that I bought in June 1990. It is essentially worn out. I'm considering replacing it with the Otter 142. My raft also has 20-inch tubes. The interior width is 36-inches. I'm wondering if my frame will fit in the Otter 142. The frame is 76-inches in length, 64-inches in width. It has a 1/2-inch marine plywood floor. Including the floor the depth is 16 inches. If my frame won't slip right in, I think it can be modified to fit but I would like your opinion.
    Asked on 5/23/2013 by Paul on the Rogue from Grants Pass, OR

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, the measurements you show look similar to the Otter 142 (interior width 37: flat side tube length 82", suggested frame width 60"). As you say, the frame should be able to be modified if it doesn't quite fit..

      Answered on 5/23/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts

    Q:

    What is the difference between the 14-2 otter, and the 14-2 E otter besides several hundred dollars?
    Asked on 4/21/2013 by Rover from Leavenworth Wa.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Otters are made with our 1100-denier/41-ounce Pennel Orca (hypalon) material. Expedition boats are made with 1670-denier/48-ounce material. E-boats have more handles and D-rings, four perimeter air chambers (Otters have three), and extra HD40 bottom wear chafer.

      Answered on 4/21/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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5.0

NRS OTTER 142 Excellent Raft...

By Steve'o

from North Georgia

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Rapids Paddling
      • Rivers

      Comments about NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts:

      Excellent Raft! plows through holes! lots of room. we have R3ed this with no problem and filled it up with 8 paddlers with same results. My family loves the boat. The batten thwart attachment is great. allows you to change config of boat. paddles well on large and tight rivers. Most of the Rafting companies here in the southeast are using these Otters for commercial use. The guides saw they love them as well. Thanks NRS!!!

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      4.0

      NRS Otter is a great boat!

      By Otto

      from Missoula MT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Good construction
      • Lightweight
      • Maneuverability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Rapids Paddling
        • Rivers
        • White water

        Comments about NRS Otter 142 Self-Bailing Rafts:

        This raft has better Maneuverability than any other I've rowed, and I've rowed lots. It ferrys very quickly accross the river, whether loaded for overnight trips or day trips, allowing you to set up for rapids better, avoid hazards, and get to the best fishing water

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