I'm going crazy trying to figure out what raft I should buy (round vs cataraft)!
I want a good raft for float hunting and fishing here in Alaska. I've read a lot on this forum and I understand each type of raft has advantages and disadvantages.
I emailed the owner of AK Raft and Kayak in Anchorage and he said that he would recommend a 14' or 15' round raft w/ frame. He said the Aire Leopard (18' cataraft) is just way too big.
My main concerns with a round raft are:
1. keeping game meat cool and dry
2. Price vs. comperable cataraft
3. storage space for gear
It seems that a 16'/18' Aire Cataraft would come out to be less expensive than a 14'/15' round raft???
Please help me make this decision. Either way, this is a big purchase for me and I want something that I can use and enjoy for a long time.