The Daddy 25 is an excellent all-purpose cataraft. These cats have been used commercially on the class 4+ rapids of the upper Animas for over 13 years, and are equally at home on the Salt, in the Grand or on the middle forkof the Salmon in Idaho
Daddy Cats are standard with 16 welded (not glued) 2 1/2 inch Stainless Steel D ring patches, and 4 heavy duty handles per set of tubes. This boat has a 10-ft waterline that allows for plenty of cargo or deck space, yet is small enough and stable enough to handle the most challenging rivers in the west. All of our cats 25 inch diameter and higher have 40-oz double bottoms.
All of our 25 inch and larger tubes come standard with blunted ends like the El Tigre. Pointed Ends can be added at your request at no cost. This changes the over all length, but not the cargo capacity, or the water line. We are simply removing the end of the tube that is not needed. The blunt cones do give some bounce off of cliff faces.
There are two air chambers per tube. The air chambers have baffles that are cone shaped so that they will extend to approximately 2/3 of the original length if one chamber looses air rapidly.
The material is 35-oz high tensile strength Welded PVC Coated Polyester. This is the best UV, mildew, and air retentive fabric in the industry. We use this fabric because we want our boats to last for decades. 10-Year warranty comes with every boat.
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See our table on load specifications
Have a look at our Boat Specification Table for a list of all of our standard production boats, their lenghts, width, number of D rings, and everything else you may need to know about our boats.
Please have a look at our custom tube styles web site for computer model immages with dimensions you need for making a good frame decision