North West Rafters Association Southern Oregon Non Profit Whitewater Rafting Club - Since 1982


Sotar NWRA Annual Club Meeting 6/12/2014

Tour of the Sotar Whitewater Raft Manufacturing.

We met at 6:30 in Merlin, Oregon for a tour of the Sotar Whitewater Raft Company

The meeting started off with Pizza compliments of Sotar

Chris demonstrated the radio welding machine that does the "D" Rings

A flag was produced to illustrate the accurate welding of the fabric

Sotar produces 10 whitewater rafts a week

Todd Demonstrated of how the seams are welded together

Sotar Cataraft tubes curing after the top coating has been applied

Part of the process of building a Sotar Whitewater Raft (NOTE: the fabric covering the lacing)

Matt gave a field patching clinic for Sotar Whitewater Rafts

These are the typical tools used to repair and weld vinyl rafts (Heat Gun and Rollers)

We roamed the retail store and got some great deals on life jackets, clothing and river gear




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Horseshoe Bend Camp Out and JUNE 2018 NWRA MEETING

Horseshoe Bend Campout
June 1-3

June Meeting will be held in
at SOTAR Boat Factory in Merlin Oregon

Friday, June 8th at 6:00 pm
724 Ort Lane, Merlin OR 97532
Agenda: Pizza & Pop, Factory Tour and repair demo

2018 NWRA Officers

Francesca Guyer President
Chris Cormack Vice President
Greg Robinson Secretary
Jody Bammann Treasurer
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