We are hoping to do a haul road hunt this year and are having a bit of a hard time deciding just what's the best way to go about it. I have a 17ft Alaskan series with a 40hp. I'm not sure if this is a realistic boat for floating this area or if it's too big. It seems some of the waters are a little shallow. Also, part of the group is bow certified and part is not. Any tips?