2018 Rogue River Boat Swap Expo All-Of-Everything SALE

2019 Boat Swap


June 1st, with the start of of our 50th season of operation, we will be putting on the annual So. OR Spring Boatswap. The event will be hosted at our Merlin, Oregon base in our large, enclosed parking lot.  Any and everyone is invited to attend, whether as a seller or buyer or commercial vendor.

Basically, think of this as an in-person, river-specific Craigslist+. The “+” denotes the special additions to the event, including but not limited to: Breakfast foods from local vendors, Commercial Vendors with river equipment and river related information booths. We will also be offering special day-of, on-site-only deals on Paddled Pub trips, raft rentals, shuttles and more.

So, if you’ve got some river-related equipment that’s been taking up space in the garage—from rafts and kayaks to frames and oars, from boxes and coolers to tents and tables, wetsuits, drysuits, books, roofracks ad infinitum—come out and sell them to some friendly local boaters.

On the flipside, if you’re in the market for any of the kind of equipment listed above, come on out and find it at bargain prices.

All negotiations and sales are strictly between the seller and buyer; again, think Craigslist+. Bartering is encouraged. Just keep things legal.


For Sellers

To accommodate those wanting to sell equipment, our large lot will be divided into spaces that will be available on a first-come-first-choice basis. If you want to ensure a spot so sell your goods, show up early, set up your space and cook some breakfast.

For those interested in selling equipment, here is a schedule outline and cheat sheet.

Space Setup:

Saturday, June 1st from 7:30am to 8:00am.  When space is gone, it’s gone.

Sale Hours:

Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00am-10:00am – If you want to buy things start showing up around 8:00am.  We will open the lot up to vehicles again at 10am or when walking traffic thins out so people can leave.

  • What you can sell:
    • Any used or new rafting, kayaking or river related equipment—from boats to frames to oars, oar locks, seats, boxes, coolers, trailers etc. Think of this as Craigslist in person…for boaters.
  • How you sell it:
    • Show up first and get your self a space. Lay out your stuff and then barter with people who want to buy it.
    • Come and set up your space at the listed time (bring chairs, tables, snacks, whatever.  Have fun with it. Space is limited and most people will be limited to one or two parking spaces depending on what you are selling. Be considerate of others. Golden Rule and all.
  • Feel free to use your vehicles as your mobile store, just know that vehicles will not be allowed to move in or out of the lot until the foot traffic slows down. 

June 1 is OTT’s 50th anniversary celebration and we have a bunch of activities happening that day so feel free to join in after.

General Details

When: June 1, 2019

Where: 210 Merlin Rd.,
Merlin, OR 97532

Time: 8:00am to 10am

Contact: info@orangetorpedo.com | 541-479-5061


Check Back as more details on Commercial Vendors and OTT SALES will be coming!