Sotar NWRA Annual Club Meeting 6/12/2014

Sotar Tour

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

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