The Curtis raft program was run by Mike Monsos who retired from that endeavor. Next Toni Carlstrom took over and the DIY raft project helped many get into a raft of reasonable weight. Toni has since moved. Ask her about the possibility of help and material for a raft. Google DIY pack raft to see how the DIY guy might be of help his raft. Perhaps the HLers still have raft building materials available.
We should probably take this bit out of the Membership Benefits then:
“Ultra Lightweight Raft
After one year’s membership in good standing and submission of five surveys, members are eligible to take a class and build their own “Curtis raft” style raft that weights under 2.5 pounds with paddles and carrying bag, and fits in a pack.”