I'm new to rafting, and this website/forum (which is awesome by the way), and have a general question. Do I need to have the thwarts in my boat, an NRS Otter 140, if I have a rowing frame on it? We floated on the Chena River yesterday for it's maiden voyage and I was thinking that on future floats, especially after we work up to overnight trips, that there would be more room in it for stuff without the thwarts.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.