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NRS Raft Cargo Platform

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The NRS Cargo Platform keeps your gear off the floor of your raft and drier. Heavy-duty mesh material allows water to quickly drain through.
  • Whether you have a self-bailing or standard floor, the Cargo Platform is an excellent component to help keep your gear drier and protect the floor from heavy, sharp-cornered objects.
  • Tough webbing beneath the platform provides plenty of strength for heavy loads.
  • Includes six 6' cam buckle straps for suspending the platform in your boat.

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Weight: Size L is 3.2 lbs.
Includes:
  • 6 - six foot tie down straps
Features:
  • Small: for boats up to 11'6"long
  • Medium: for boats 11'6" - 13'6" long
  • Large: for boats 13'6" - 15'6" long
  • X-Large: for boats 15'6" - 18' long
Size A B C D E
S 10 1/4" 9 1/4" 11 3/4" 31 3/4" 26 1/2"
M 17" 9 3/4" 11 1/2" 33" 26 1/2"
L 18 1/4" 11 3/4" 13 1/4" 39 1/2" 32"
XL 26 1/2" 18 1/2" 10 1/4" 43 1/2" 33"
NRS Cargo Platform Sizing

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  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    Your product description says this is for rafts with a standard floor. Does that mean this is not needed if loading gear in a self bailer? I am floating the Smith in my new Otter 142 and this is the first overnight trip so I need to decide if the cargo platform is a necessary item as I start to plan the trip. Thanks.
    Asked on 4/8/2015 by Brodie from Butte, MT

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used my cargo platform ( and cargo net) in my SOTAR Strike self-bailer on several multi-day floats on the South Fork of the Flathead in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. I wouldn't go without it. It keeps the weight of the gear off the floor and reduces risk of puncture from rocks (especially in low water years). I also know first-hand that outfitters use the platforms on the Smith. NRS sells a good book called THE COMPLETE WHITEWATER RAFTER, which I have found very useful over the years.

      Answered on 4/14/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I run this in my self bailer and it works fine. If you have a mishap this provides a stable bottom so gear doesn't escape when the floor deforms.
      Sam

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The cargo platform was originally designed for standard floor boats. I have used them on all my camping trips with a self bailing boat. Even though the floor is buoyant I still think it's worth having your great off the floor so the boat will handle better and be less likely to get hung up on shallow rocks. Good luck
      Casey Ray

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We have used this in our self bailing raft.

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brodie, thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to go in and edit that text. I'm a big believer in using the Cargo Platform in self bailers. I run an E-150 and I always have the platform in my boat. That way I can put things like firepan, ammo cans and other hard edged gear back there without worrying about damaging the floor. Enjoy the Smith! I've never floated it but others here at NRS have and their photos were beautiful.

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You want to keep your gear off the floor no matter what type of floor you
      have. I use this with a 143 Aire and it fits/works great.

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you don't use a platform, everything you load on the floor will get
      wet. Would strongly recommend the platform. Floated the Smith a few years ago and it worked great.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by bonedoc from billings mt
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use the platform in my self-bailer because it helps keep the weight of
      the gear off the floor. Too much weight on the floor presses it down into
      the water column so my gear is constantly sitting in a little bit of
      water. This alleviates the problem. Plus my boat handles better without a
      sagging floor.

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Fishhead from Montana
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The platform could be beneficial on either type of raft, and should work on
      both. It's probably not as necessary on a self-bailer, since the bottom of
      the boat will not hold water. That said, you may want to loft your gear
      just to be safe. If you plan to use dry bags and are not worried about
      your gear sitting in the water, then you probably don't need this.
      *Kyle Barber*
      *Conservation DirectorBitter Root Land TrustHamilton, MT(406)
      375-0956www.bitterrootlandtrust.org <http://www.bitterrootlandtrust.org>*

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Kyle from MT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If using a self-bailer, I’d definitely want the cargo platform to keep
      things off the wet floor.

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    is there a cargo platform by NRS that will fit a super puma
    Asked on 8/1/2014 by matty from san fran

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      While it won't be a perfect fit I think the Medium will work. If you don't like the fit you can certainly return it, free and easy.

      Answered on 8/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If I were doing this, I would go to the Puma website and see what the
      “outside-to-outside” dimensions of the boat were. Then I would compare
      that to the dimensions of available NRS platforms. I have a NRS platform
      that works well in the center of my SOAR Pioneer. I bet you will be able
      to find one to fit your boat.

      Answered on 8/1/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    what are the sizes for the s, m and l sizes?
    Asked on 6/23/2014 by crosby from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Crosby, click on the Sizing tab for all the dimensions.

      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    I have a 14'NRSexpedition. Thinking a large platform would work. Too cold to inflate raft and measure right now ?
    Asked on 3/5/2014 by Eubie from Southeast

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the Large Cargo Platform is the best fit for your boat. I use it on my E-150, which has the same width and stern area.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Wow, I think I bought the wrong raft. The "sexpedition" sounds like way
      more fun! :)
      I have a 14 ft Hyside and the large fits nicely but it all depends on how
      you set your frame up. Mine is an NRS frame that I've pushed way forward

      Answered on 3/5/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    Do people use cargo platforms in self-bailers too? The product specs and reviews only seem to mention non-self-bailers. Thanks.
    Asked on 5/9/2013 by jsb

    9 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I can't speak for everyone, but I certainly do. I like that I can throw things like firepans, chairs, ammo cans, etc in the cargo area without worrying whether they will rub on that vital floor.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We use our Cargo Platform in our self bailing raft just to keep the gear a
      little bit elevated off of the raft bottom...this protects is even further
      from the water that does come in, and also protects the raft bottom from
      the gear.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've used one in my self-bailer. Worked well. Just pay attention to the
      amount of water in the boat and don't put the important stuff on the bottom
      of your gear pile.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Kyle from MT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A cargo platform is ideal for a self bailer. It will keep your gear up, and
      out of any water splashing around on the floor. When your gear on the
      platform gets sprayed, it will just drain right off and through the
      platform, right down and through the floor.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. The idea is to keep weight off the floor to minimize the chances of
      damage to the floor; risks are equivalent for both types of floors. In a
      self-bailer, the platform would keep the cargo out of the water as well.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use a cargo platform in my self bailer because I don't have a rear dry
      box. The cargo platform allows me to create an enclosed space to stack gear
      in. If you have a rear dry box or cooler that fits nicely between your
      tubes then you probably don't need a cargo platform.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Usually if you're using dry bags to stow your gear, you won't have as
      much need for cargo platforms. The self-bailing floor will drain, so
      your gear won't sit in water for very long. In a non-self-bailing raft
      water can accumulate on the floor. Either way, make sure your dry bags
      aren't leaky.
      Jim

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is good to keep the weight off of the floor in a self bailer as the boat will track much better,  I like to keep most of the weight directly on the frame, and towards the center to make the boat turn easier, but as we all know on an extended trip this is all but impossible so the cargo platform is essential in keeping the goods off the floor and the weight on the frame and tubes where it belongs....
      Kent Walker

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used my cargo platform once on my self- bailer. I didn't like how
      unstable and flimsy it was. After that trip I made a wooden platform that
      works out so much better. Its a lot more sturdy and it's easier to pack
      things on the flat surface unlike the net type.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Cargo Platform

    Q:

    I need to buy 2 cargo platforms for someones rafts. I find it difficult to choose the right size since they shouldn't be too big. The rafts are 415 (13'7'') x 186cm, aqua design challenge 415, and 420 (13'9'') x 177cm, aqua design advantage 420.
    I was thinking of buying an M + L. Can someone help me choose? Any recommendations?
    Thanks!
    Karlijn
    Asked on 11/13/2012 by karljin from Holland

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Go to the product page - http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1805&pdeptid=1055
      Click on the Sizing tab. There you'll find the dimensions of all four sizes. There are also some general recommendations in the Specs tab. It's fine for the platform to be a little larger than the interior space; then you don't have gaps along the sides.

      Answered on 11/13/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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    5.0

    cargo platform

    By Big Al

    from Whistler, BC, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about NRS Raft Cargo Platform:

    great cargo platform. Built tough holds a good load.

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    5.0

    Exactly what we were looking for

    By none

    from Colorado

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Drying
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about NRS Raft Cargo Platform:

      Worked well to keep stuff off the bottom of the boat and dry. Handled plenty of weight, we had gear strapped under a paco pad and 110 lbs worth of dogs on top of it. As usual, NRS made the ordering and delivery a snap. Thanks for the great service NRS!

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      5.0

      Exceptional quality

      By White Water Cowgirl

      from Steamboat Springs Colorado

      About Me Advanced

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      • Functional
      • Rugged

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          Comments about NRS Raft Cargo Platform:

          I was very impressed with the quality of the material used, very sturdy & held up to the weight of 2 full rocket boxes & all the other gear I had in the back of my boat. I love NRS products!

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          5.0

          Performance as advertized

          By River Runner

          from Libby, MT

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Quick Drying
          • Rugged

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              Comments about NRS Raft Cargo Platform:

              djust got off the Middle Fork of Salmon with low flows. The cargo platform performed as advertized and kept stuff off the bottom of the raft (not a self bailer) and damage to the floor was minimized

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              5.0

              Works great

              By tribri

              from Portland, Ore

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                  • Rivers

                  Comments about NRS Raft Cargo Platform:

                  Easy to setup and use. It provides a solid surface for loading my gear while keeping off the bottom of my raft.

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