For the longest time I've been dead set on getting a boat that I could easily take out into PWS. Now, after more consideration and thought, I've come to the realization that I should be looking for something else next year when I go to get a boat.
To begin, I am located in Fairbanks. So, with that being said, I think the boat I really need is kind of a crossover boat that I can take on both rivers as well as get out into the salt a bit.
In particular, my uses would be to maybe do a bit of hunting inland, head out to Minto Flats for pike fishing/duck hunting and get out into the ocean a bit for whatever. I figure it should be big enough that I can get out into the sound a bit for some halibut and exploration.
With all of this being said, the boat that I have come up with is a 18-20 Hewescraft Sportsman that I can switch out the lower units between jet and prop.
Anybody have have thoughts on this? Is there other boats I might want to consider? I am really open to suggestions and want to hear thoughts on the subject. The only thing I am kind of holding fast to is having an outboard for a motor at this point. Thanks all.