Membership in the HiLakers brings many benefits, and one of them is the opportunity to make your own one-person pack raft. This fabulous ultra lightweight raft enables you to fish the whole lake, and opens up adventuresome opportunities. Experience the lakes in a whole new way.
The class costs $250, and includes all materials and tools. At completion you will have a pack raft of your own. The raft weighs only 24 oz., and with bag and paddles it’s still less than 2.5 pounds. And it compresses to the size of a golf ball. Well not really, but pretty darn small and fits in a daypack.
The raft making class consists of three sessions of about 6 hours each. You work under the guidance of our experts, Mike Monsos and Doug Cronin. Classes can be scheduled at mutual convenience. Any Hilaker or Trailblazer in good standing with at least one full year’s membership and at least 5 surveys submitted in the previous year is eligible to enroll in the raft making class. New members will have to wait until they meet the criteria before enrolling.
The raft is directly patterned on the legendary Curtis Raft created by the father son team of Walt and Brian Curtis, which stopped production in 2006. The current raft was created with Brian’s help.
Question or more information, please contact Mike at: flyman219 at outlook dot com