The Jack’s Plastic Welding pack cat started the paddle cat revolution. Lighter weight, increased maneuverability, instant self-bailing and easier transportation are the main reasons why this cataraft is so popular. The pack cat is only 30 lbs. with the frame. Because it can be packaged up into a very small space, the pack cat is excellent for travel on airlines. The light weight also makes them easy to pack in or out of a river. Despite its light weight, however, the pack cat can take larger gear loads while doing lower stream flows.
Jack’s boats are all made in New Mexico, and can be custom built to customer length, width and tube size specifications, in ultra tough blue or grey PVC. They all come with a 10 year warranty.
- 24 welded (not glued) 2.5 inch Stainless Steel D ring patches
- 4 heavy duty handles per set of tubes
- 40 oz double bottoms
- 2 air chambers per tube with cone shaped baffles that extend to approximately 2/3 of the original length if one chamber looses air rapidly
- 35-oz high tensile strength welded PVC coated polyester
- UV, mildew resistant