My wife and I are planning a 4 month trip to Alaska from Trinity, Texas. I am planning on purchasing a Sea Eagle SE8 inflatable boat and power it with a 40# thrust electric motor. I plan to use this on various lakes in Alaska and Canada, thinking this would be a great way to fish and see wildlife away from the campgrounds. I would like to hear from anyone that has done this and any complications they had. I am having a difficult time understanding Alaska and Canada laws on this type of motorcraft. Do I have to register this type and do I have to pay a boat launch fee if I do not use the boat launches. I can launch this boat almost anywhere I can walk to the water.