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    Default Diablo vs S/D Puma

    Looking for thoughts and opinions on the Maravia Diablo and the Super Duper Puma.
    Pros/cons. Experiences. Opinions. I'll take it all.


    This would be a fishing only rig.

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    You may want to check out the SOTAR STRIKE too-

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    If I had a choice between the rafts mentioned and the one goo brought up, I'd choose the sotar.

    Back when I was rowing commercial whitewater trips, if there was a sotar on the beach, I'd do what I could to get in that boat, every time.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Default Regular Aire Puma

    edited puma trailer pic.jpgdisc 1 from dell lptp 350.jpgBoat now almost 20 yrs old and still love it. Two people on 10-13 day float fishing trips. (as shown in pic 2). Sets up in about 20-25 minutes. Seats rower plus 2 fishers. Super manuverability. Rows with full load wonderfully even thru lakes. Tough as nails. Cant crow enough about this boat.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Is the floor in the Strike I beam?

    All the Sotars I've seen are, that's why I excluded it, just a Personal preference.

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    They are welded I beam- Tracks better than drop stitch. That is why SOTAR dropped the drop stitch years ago. Have a personal one I was going to ship to Russia, but trip cancled. If you want to take a look. Great price. Never been in the water. Already built a frame and have oars. My russia trips have taken a hit this season- as you can imagine.
    Goo

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    I have to agree with goo on the I beam floors. Slab floors are tanks in comparison.
    Personal preference of course will rule your decision. I'd vote for the maravia over the puma.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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