So I'm close to snatching Pyker's Mad River Indy from the classifieds. They seem to have a cult like following and oddly I have never paddled one.
Finding mixed reviews on the web.
My main interest with this boat is faster river tripping. Mixed water, from slow moving to low class II non technical stuff, mostly wave trains. There will be a lot more slow moving water than heavy stuff. I don't expect to be catching many eddy's.
I picked up a RX Wildfire for these kind of trips, but am feeling a more efficient hull would make life easier, specially in the long flats. And with the weather going the way it is I'm not expecting high water to help the Wildfire out. And while I think my Nomad would work well, frankly it's in such nice shape I don't want to trash it. The Indy carries more depth and width, which should make it better than the Nomad for river use?
5'8", 162#, 40-45# gear, kneeler, straight and bent paddles.