Down River's annual boat swap and sale is this weekend

Down River Equipment Company is holding its annual spring boat swap and sales at its world HQ in Wheat Ridge starting Friday and running through Sunday. Head over to Down River at 12100 West 52nd Avenue, unit #101, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Sunday to trade in your used rubber for something fresher, or else get a new boat or accessory on discount.

In business for over twenty years, Down River makes rafts for pros and "weekend warrior" types alike, as wall as "catarafts," and inflatable kayaks ("duckies"). It's best known for making high-end custom raft frames for paddlers and anglers, including deluxe fishing frames with casting platforms and lean bars.

As far as the sale, the Colorado series -- typically in the $2,400 ballpark -- is $600 off and most everything else is 20 percent off. But bring in your used boat early -- if someone doesn't buy it by the end of the sale, it's still yours.

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Eric Peterson