Maxxon SB-270 Whitewater Raft
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Price: $1,639.00
Manufacturer: Maxxon
Shipping Weight: 80.00 lbs




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Maxxon SB-270 Whitewater Raft, the King of the little guys.

Maxxon's SB-270 whitewater mini raft is pretty similar to the Hyside Mini-Me and the newer Rocky Mountain Cloud Nine, though it rolls up smaller that the Rocky. If rolled size is not paramount, to be honest at current pricing the Rocky Cloud Nine offers a bit more strength at almost $300 less, so it's probably your best value at this point. As of 2019, all seams are now welded rather than glued, as had been the Maxxon prior to this year. This lightweight pvc R-2 can be used by three smaller paddlers, and features two main chambers and a new flat drop-stitch attached floor which means that it is smoother on the bottom than the Mini-Me and drafts a bit less water. Great for steep creekin' and times when you don't feel like rigging a larger raft.

Maxxon SB-270 Whitewater Raft Crow's Nest View

In some situations it can be helpful to sit up high on the tubes of a raft where you have a better viewing angle downstream, rather than sitting on the floor of a tandem inflatable kayak. If you run difficult streams it does make it easier to scout from the boat for sure, rather than getting out so often as you might with an IK. So with the price being pretty commensurate with a lot of two person infl. kayaks, this might be a worthwhile addition to your boat collection.

No Disappointments with the Maxxon SB-270 Whitewater Raft

The underside has the same high tear strength that all Maxxon and Rocky Mountain rafts do, and the continuous curve hull assures good hull speed and smooth eddyline crossings. We carry footcones if you wish to add any, and the thwart is removable should you want to set up a mini rowing frame for the SB-270 whitewater raft. As an oar or paddle raft, the little Maxxon can carry camp gear with the addition of a few D-rings.

The weight capacity Maxxon lists for it is way optimistic. A good figure for proper performance is about 480 pounds, though you could push it to 600. Whether all three colors (red, gray, blue) will always be available is uncertain so it isn't a bad idea to have a second choice.

Free shipping to the Lower 48 or a gear credit for those of you who pick up your Maxxon SB-270 River Raft at the store.

Specifications for Maxxon SB-270 Whitewater Raft

  • Length: 9'
  • Beam: 5'
  • Colors: Red, Blue & Gray
  • Weight: 66 lbs.
  • Moveable Thwart: 1
  • Max Persons: 4
  • Max Capacity: 1,240 lbs.
  • PVC: 1,100 top / 3,300 bottom
  • Tube Dia: 17.7"
  • Chafing Pads: Yes
  • Air Chambers: 2+1
  • Floor: 7" I-Beam
  • Self-Bailing 3/4" Scuppers every 6"
  • Warranty: 5-Year

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