NRS 12' Revolution or Osprey for beginner raft paddler
My wife and I paddle touring kayaks and also ducky class II-III -- a few years experience with those. I am thinking about NRS a 12' Revolution raft (Otter-based design, new lighter material, urethane on nylon I think) or a 12' Osprey raft (sportier/more rocker, also the new lighter material) for day paddling (2-5 paddlers) to try something different and to have a more "sociable" craft (also these are light enough for the two of us to car top I think). I have no experience moving rafts through the water (and never rowed), so is there any reason for a beginner paddle rafter to go with one design over the other -- Otter-based Revolution vs. "sportier" (more rockered) Osprey? (For example, would the Osprey be more flip prone?) I assume either one could also be paddled by just the two of us sometimes.
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