A handful of tube patches, most of which were done by Alpacka when the zipper was replaced. Small aquaseal patch on seat and one on inflatable floor both hold air well. One small patch on XL dry bag.
Cargo fly with new zipper as of May. 2 XL dry bags. Vectran material (+$800 to base price if ordered through Alpacka’s custom lab). Vectran makes the whole raft more rigid and is particularly helpful if the raft is going to be used to haul heavy loads. Also includes the center seat for the person sitting in the middle.
This raft has the vectran material. The downside of vectran is that it is slightly more prone to pinhole punctures than the standard nylon but from a tear standpoint, vectran won’t rip as easily as regular nylon. It is also a lot more rigid especially with heavier loads. Because the zipper was replaced 6 months ago, the whole raft has quite a bit of life left. If you built this raft in Alpacka’s custom lab you’d be looking at over $2700.
Number of seasons:2