Reel in a trophy fish or shoot a Class IV rapid while paddling the Tributary 13.0 SB Raft.
Shoot the rapids or cast into a hole from the Tributary 13.0 SB Raft. This versatile boat's slightly diminishing tube ends reduces swing weight and makes it a dream to handle in the whitewater. To further increase maneuverability, the 13.0 SB's floor features the piano hinge lacing system—lace strips along the floor pocket and non-overlapping raft collars—to allow more water to escape. This lacing system makes the 13.0 SB one of the fastest self-bailing boats on the market. Tributary constructed the 13.0 using a durable PVC outer skin and super tough inner urethane bladders to give the boat excellent air retention, durability, and abrasion resistance—meaning you can paddle harder without fear of reprisals. If you're not in the mood for rapids, the Tributary 13.0 SB's wide beam, ample space, and three removable thwarts make it ideal for a leisurely fishing trip or a weekend family float.
Spent the summer of 09 guiding these out on Clear Creek, CO.... the boat is a blast, small, fun & maneuverable. Although the boat is self bailing the bladder in the floor fills up and really adds some speed. This boat is by far faster than the NRS Otters or the Highsides. The trib almost guarantee's customer satisfaction because of the splash factor/ low side walls. From a guide standpoint I wish there was a little bit more space in the rear compartment, especially with a full load of custy's. Not much room for extra paddles and feet, and the lacing that holds the floor together tends to tear chaco'd feet up. Better with booties on if you jam your feet under the thwarts n front of you.