I've become addicted to floating down rivers, and so I'm thinking I should buy a raft instead of continuing to rent one. Here are my requirements:
-float hunting for moose and caribou, but I would like to take it fishing in the summer as well, but that is only a secondary requirement.
-big enough for two people/one moose, or two people/two caribou
-at the same time be manageable by one person and able to fit into a cub.
So I was thinking a 14' Otter or a 16' cataraft. From the research I've done here's what I have gathered thus far regarding these two types:
-The cat is more maneuvarable, more space for cargo, lighter in the plane, and a little less expensive, and if I wanted I could attach a motor for puttering around lakes or getting me down a sloooow river. But, it drafts more, and is harder to assemble.
-The raft goes together a little easier, and doesn't draft as much. But, it is heavier and a little more expensive.
That's where I'm at right now. Any thoughts?