We up in Alaska have been working on running whitewater in little inflatable rafts, called "packrafts".
There's a bunch of videos on TouTube of them like this
we can even roll them like this when equipped with thigh straps
They are best for low water runs, we think, like this
Anyway, would anyone down there be interested in trying one out? I'll be down there in January with three boats all with thigh straps and spray decks. Thinking of starting at Murchison and then doing something like Karamea or Landsborough.
Looking for good boaters with an open mind......and a sense of adventure.
Knowing how long it's taken Yanks to look at them as real boats
I'm expecting scorn, but heh, they only weigh 3 kg with thigh straps, so they are super light and surpsingly durable.