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




Sotar Rafts

Sawyer Oars

Orange Torpedo Trips
Whitewater Cowboys

Costal Stores

Sawyer Oars

Eddy News


February Meeting will be held
at Round Table Pizza in Roseburg OR

Friday, February 15th at 6:30 pm
2040 Stewart Parkway
Presentation on Soda Springs Hydro Project on the North Umpqua River.

2019 NWRA Officers

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