I'm new to this site and first want to say how great it is to see a forum that is actualy full of solid advice and ideas!
Last year I moved full time to a remote trapline on the Stikine river in Canada (I'm Canadian) Fairly close to Wrangell Alasaka.
My question is i'm looking for a solid all around boat to get around, trap, hunt, fish, etc.. I have a 16' aluminium open skiff with a jet outboard and don't like my fuel consumption, weight etc...(not really a one man boat if your stuck) !
I got really excited when I saw the H.B freighter's with the 23hp Mud buddy surface drive motors on this forum but I'm not sure if they have the power to move me up river against 15mph river flow? Of course it's not all like that but the Stikine is considered the fastest navigable river in Canada so she is a fast one.
When I've asked around here in Canada no one seemed to think that combination would work due to the low Horsepower and the displacment hull of the canoe.(But no one here actually has used one!)
Now I would like to turn to the people that ACTUALLY use this combination to tell me if it's a good idea or not!
I would appreciate any input positive or negative on the use of this combination in my situation.
Thanks in advance!