Howdy friends in Alaska! We don't have too many jet boats down this way but man, we sure have a lot of water where one would be fun. I don't think you'll ever see another boat unless it's a canoe.
The waters can be VERY swift, extremely rocky, quite shallow, and muddy I want to run upstream against some swift current - coming back downstream might be interesting.
Anyway - looks like the best I have run across are the Phantom 20'6 and the Extreme Shallow 18.5 foot. I'll be alone alot and I have never jet boated. I currently run an Allison that'll run in the 90's so I know how to handle a high performance bass boat but I've no clue on jets.
What do you all recommend? It seemed like smaller was better - many of the creeks I'll be running will be narrow. I prefer a standard bass boat config with walk thru center - will need a trolling motor mounted on front - pedastal seats in front and back.
Are there any other manufacturers that I should consider? Are there any forums or on line places I should look to see if a used boat is available? Will have to have it shipped to my place in North Alabama.
Anyway - your input would be appreciated!