I float NW Alaska rivers each Fall and lately have found myself interested in some rivers in ANWR and Gates of the Arctic. Many of them have some class III and lined with sharp rocks. Problem is we use Ally pack canoes. Amazing canoes. Truly. While the boat may be capable of class III, I am not. I take my wife on these floats and thought a raft/cataraft would be a safer bet for these rivers. Max total weight on our trips (excluding boat) would be 700 lbs. Fly fishing is the main emphasis of the trips. Any suggestions on suitability of rafts/catarafts? How do you ship them up? Seems the raft, frame, and oars, would really be heavy. How do you ship something like this? That is one of the great things about the Ally pack canoes. They weigh 46 lbs and fit in a large backpack. I am in a new league now I see. How do you guys do it?