I’m a complete newby, I’ve never packrafted before.
I’m primarily a fisherman, so most of my experience is rowing drift boats or small inflatable on rivers that rarely get to class2.
I’m 5’10"; 230lb heavy guy.
I’m looking to get an alpacka yak(L) or Mule(XL); (currently $100 off on alpacka site).
Apparently the yak is sufficient for my height, but should I go for the larger mule cause of my weight?
Also, I’m confused by all the configurations.
Can I get by with the OPEN, or should I spend more and get the cruiser deck which I think is removable?
hike up New Zealand rivers fishing, float back down. (I figure if I can walk up it, I can portage down anything I think is too difficult)
My question is that if I do get more adventurous, am I severely limiting myself by getting the cheaper Open deck configuration?