There's always somebody (like me) asking crazy questions but I'm humble enough to throw it out to those who have far more rafting experience than me. I've read the opinions on Catacanoes and understand it's an expensive mistake according to some. I also see where they are very wide and could be difficult to maneuver. I'm planning some future float hunts for 2-3 hunters on a Class I/II river. I might even have a 4th hunter. I own a few canoes and use them to line up river so I'm naturally attracted to the skinny rafts like Goo's moose boat or Larry's Levitator. I can sell a canoe or two and convince my wife I'm just replacing them (wink). 2 of either of these boats would be way too wide side by side to handle on a river which brings me to my crazy question. Why can't a guy take 2 skinny rafts (both with oar setups and frame) and attach them end to end? 2 extra poles (1 on each side) with a couple if fittings that look like "m" to bolt the pole to the frame side by side on each raft frame connecting the 2 rafts. This would make a very long barge but would also have 2 rowers. The raft frames and connecting poles would distribute weight and allow for that extra hunter/moose. No? Yes? Maybe? or Go drink another eggnog?
Oh, I know I can get a "BIGGER" raft but I'm trying to keep the individual carry weight down and I want something that can play double duty as a lining rig for the Haul Rd and such.