I'm looking into buying raft to float and fish the local fairbanks area. My goal is to get my 5 year old out of the house and into the outdoors. Although this raft would mainly be used locally, I could decide to use with family around the anchorage are in the future. The problem is that I can't really afford to spend much more than 1500.00. And let me tell you... 1500.00 doesn't seem to go as for as I expected. I thought we were in a recession? I have been seeing an add in Craigslist for for a Saturn raft for something like 2150.00, but I would prefer to buy locally. Does anyone know where I could find a smoking deal on a great raft? Or should I just wait for the outdoor shows and try to save a little more money for the purchase. Any input would be greatly appreciated.