Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can I help get the latest model of the Feather-Raft into production?
A. Easy, click this link: HELP LAUNCH THE FEATHER-RAFT to receive the latest news about our upcoming KickStarter. Once the KickStarter Campaign (SEE THE DRAFT) is live you will be able to pre-order the latest and greatest version of the recently patented Feather-Raft.
Q. When will the rotational molded model be available?
A. On September 10th 2019, we received the prototype rotational-molded Feather-Rafts®. However, there are areas of concern with the roto-molded prototypes. We are working on a solution and we will update this page as soon as we know which steps are next.
Q. Can I pre-order the latest model FEATHER-RAFT®?
A. Now until 15 FEB 2020, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/featherraft/feather-raft-face-the-wildtm
Q. What are the dimensions of the Feather-Raft?
A. The dimensions are roughly 96 x 48 x 6 inches.
Q. How stable is the Feather-Raft?
A. Click here to watch a review of the Feather-Raft's stability.
Q. How does the Feather-Raft perform in choppy water?
A. Click here to watch a video of the Feather-Raft out on the San Diego Bay.
Q. How do I assemble the wooden motor mount?
A. Click here to watch an instructional video about how to assemble the wooden motor mount.
Q. How do you set up your FEATHER-RAFT®?
A. Click here to watch an instructional video about how to setup your Feather-Raft.
Q. Does the Feather-Raft need to be registered?
A. Each state is different. Check with your state's regulatory agency. Every Feather-Raft comes with the necessary documentation for registration.
Q. Does the Feather-Raft come with accessories?
A. Check with your local dealer for package deals. Additionally, there is an accessory kit which includes the removable motor mount, an 8 foot paddle, and the spin seat bucket lid.
Q. What is the max weight capacity of the Feather-Raft?
A. Although we are Coast Guard exempt from having to publish a capacity for the Feather-Raft, The Feather-Raft is buoyant up to about 900 pounds. In calm water conditions, like lakes and gentle flowing rivers, we have safely and repeatedly used the Feather-Raft with a load of about 500 pounds.
Q. How much does the Feather-Raft weigh?
A. The molded foam Feather-Raft weighs about 50 pounds. The hand-made Feather-Raft weighs about 65 pounds, the roto-molded Feather-Raft weighs about 85 pounds.
Q. Which trolling motor is optimal for the Feather-Raft?
A. A 30-40 pound thrust trolling motor with a 36 inch shaft will weigh less, drain the battery slower, and will still get you moving.
Q. What marine battery is optimal for the Feather-Raft?
A. At a minimum, we recommend a marine deep cycle, 27 DC, 650 MCA, and 100 AMP hours at 1 A.