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    Default Inflatable for the back of a Cub?

    I have been looking at inflatables that I can get in the back of my Cub. Any thoughts as to which one? I need a two person boat at the minimum.

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    For years I had a Quicksilver air floor 10' boat that weighed 64# and rolled up nice and small. pretty hard to beat for a hard transom boat. If you're going human powered there are some really cool inflatable rafts and kayaks on the market. REI has a 2-person infatable kayak with a clear floor. That could be a lot of fun in the right conditions.

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    I have used two pack rafts in the past. Alpaca or NRS. Also they have some nice inflatible canoes out there that would fit, but you would be looking at two trips to get the canoe in and then your passenger.

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    Grabner "outside" one of the best inflatables ever made and I have one for sale.....

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    I'd go with an Alpacka Fjord Explorer. It's a two-man raft and weighs just over 10 pounds, leaving you plenty of weight room for other gear.

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    Used packrafts before. Just not enough boat for what I want to do. (Haul moose). Just bought an Aire traveler for the cub. If an alpacka will do it for ya that's the way to go. Otherwise take a look at the traveler.

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    Ever thought of a pack canoe? I have an ALLY pack canoe? The size, 16&1/2 ft. it has a 850 lb capacity (two guys and 400 lb of moose, probably two trips), the closed cell foam inner liner makes the floor tough and also unsinkable. I can pick it up, maybe 60 lbs. It and fits in a bag that is about the size of a large mans torso, I am sure it would fit in a supercub seat. Down side it takes about 30 minutes to put the frame together with a rubber mallet, I have owned this one 25 years and it is still good to go. I do not think that REI has ALLY pack canoes but they have something similar. On lakes or even slow rivers it would be way faster than an inflatable and haul a load.

    http://www.allycanoes.com/

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    I would think that the Aire Traveler would fit the bill nicely.
    http://www.riverconnection.com/aire-traveler-p-318.html only 55lbs
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    Try a Pro Pioneer made by SOAR.

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    For a few reasons, I just went with the Aire Traveler.

    It's got a great price.
    It's got unbelievable customer service support.
    It's easy to repair and will get you home (and then you get a new one!)
    It's lighter.
    I can buy another and make a monster raft out of two of them later.

    We'll see as time goes by. Looks like fun ahead!

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