The practice of floating down a river on a raft. This is a popular outdoor adventure sport practiced worldwide. The sport started picking up popularity after WWII when military surplus rafts were used. The rafts used these days are usually inflatable synthetic rubber/nylon rafts.
Most rafts made in the last five years are self-bailing, making them much easier to use.

Raft"ing, n.

The business of making or managing rafts.

 

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