AIRE Jaguarundi 16' Cataraft pontoons.
If you want to carry bigger loads or will often have two or even three passengers, the 16' Jaguarundi may be the ticket. This cataraft offers nimble handling combined with a 3/4 ton payload capacity, and it can utilize a two foot longer frame than the (special order) 14' Ocelot. It can also get surfed when it's underloaded like the Ocelot Cat, so the Jag is not the best choice for day trips with just a cooler, if that is your typical trip. Great for longer whitewater runs with the proper frame and / or decking. We have a number of customers who use these on California rivers even though the standard raft size of choice is more like 13' to 14' here. A short waterline lets the Jag pivot easily and the very shallow draft allows it to glide over low flow rock gardens that smaller rafts or cats would hang up on. Frame chafers & replaceable handles are now standard. Please try to have a second color choice, or, if you are adamant about just one color then you need to email or call us before jumping to the shopping cart.
Color choices include blue, red, lime, dark green, orange, and yellow. White, gray, or purple are special order with 5 to 6 week lead times. Pricing is for tubes only, not the frame.
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Please note that the actual length of this shaft is 6-1/2' (78"), and not nine feet. It is 9 feet with the blade installed. Also note that we are no longer taking shopping cart orders for single oar shafts, though as yet there is nothing in the actual cart to prevent single-shaft orders. If you want a single oar shaft please contact us by phone at 925-820-BOAT and we'll see what we can do.
Sawyers's Polecat shafts have a beefy reinforced end where the blade hole is drilled, and these are just as strong as Sawyer's more expensive composite shafts, albeit a tad heavier.
It is important to note that you can mix Carlisle blades with Sawyer shafts, but the overall length of a Sawyer blade is 2.5" longer than a Carlisle blade - and the length of their shafts is 2-1/2" less than Carlisle's equivalent. This means that if you mix a Sawyer brand shaft for the 9' length with a Carlisle blade, the oar will actually end up being only 8'9-1/2" long, not a full nine feet. If you put a Sawyer blade in a Carlisle shaft, you will have an extra 2-1/2".
Two other important details regarding Sawyer shafts: (!) Since the blade end on the shaft is reinforced with a second, thicker outer layer (the striped portion on the left in the picture), and the handle end has a round protruding retainer screw head, the standard version Oar Sleeves will not slip over them unless you take out the screw. Even then it is difficult. best to purchase our slit sleeves, listed in this section. Cutting the slit in an oar sleeve with either a chop saw or a table saw is dicey work that involves holding the sleeve with your hand, or creating a mickey-mouse jig for the chop saw. Both methods are dangerous so it is not something we recommend you try to do. (2) The little set screw that helps hold the handle in protrudes from the shaft a bit. This is important because it means almost every Sawyer shaft has some degree of marring that occurs during shipping because of these set screws. They may have anything from fairly minor scuffs to deeper rubs near the handle end. Please understand this before you order because we won't ship oars back and forth for exchange because of this cosmetic defect. Even with the deeper scratches the shaft's strength is utterly unaffected, and if they did ever break at this point on the shaft, they are fully warrantied.
If you want two-piece Sawyer shafts we will only be stocking them in the 9-1/2' and 10' sizes. We can order this size in two-piece but Sawyer's lead time is always long, and you end up with two very mismatched lengths on this short of a shaft. They are made so that the short half of the shaft WITH the blade installed equals the length of the other piece of the shaft. So the shorter half of the shaft in the case of the 9' ends up only being around 24" long, if that. Sawyer shafts are yellow (they make black, and the white shown in the photo above as well, but both are very hard to find if you drop them in the river).
Shopping cart prices are for orders of two or more shafts. Single oar/oar shaft orders must be phoned in and are subject to a $10 handling fee. UPS charges for 30 pounds on this size due to the box length.
The K200 is just like a stretched out K-100 or EZ Pump. All three K-pumps we carry have a mushroom shaped plunger grip that is very comfy to grip. The K-200 is an excellent option for small to mid-size rafts and high volume oddities like AIRE's Traveler inflatable canoe, or many similar models from Grabner.
The model K-200 and K-100 have the most effortless action of any manual pumps made. This is due in part to them having no check valve, with the reasoning that almost all modern inflatables already have one-way valves for air inflation. If you need one equipped with a check valve, it's no problem, but you will need to phone us so we can order one for you. The K200 is just a bit over 2 pounds, measures 30", and it comes with a semi-waterproof stash bag like the EZ Pump and the other two K-pump models.
Each K-Pump has a two-year warranty and an extra O-ring hidden inside the front end of the main body. They also come with several tip adaptors. Any barrel style pump should be re-lubed once per season, or more often if your usage is heavy.
The K-Pump K200 is $89.
Reliable and quick inflation for you raft or kayaks
Rafter's Flip Line Bagsare sold in pairs only
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Price $1,499 but SHIPPING COST VARIES so please phone for delivery details
The NRS aluminum two or three person Fat Cat cataraft frame comes in 107" or 120" length. It is comprised of 13 pieces including the two seats, and a third person can sit on a padded cooler. Photo to be added soon. The 120" part number is 92058.01.100 UPC 603403110217