So,finally, after about 4 years of spinal injury vs boat project....I win, or at least I'm "this weekend" close to launch...everything seems to be working. I'm in Anchorage and was thinking about a place other than the ocean for a trial run. I thought Big Lake but then considered the 2 lakes @ Wasilla. The difference in distance isn't a big deal to me. I'm hoping someone could suggest which of the three would be the easiest/safest option from a launching/retrieval angle since this whole thing will first a time deal for me and will be a solo operation. It isn't a great big boat...20' flat bottom Harvey. Thanks for any assistance. If it floats for awhile, I'll post a picture.