I know this has been covered before, but I need a refresher. I may finally get a boat this fall or next spring. Uses are wide and varied. Lakes, some rivers but nothing super shallow or challenging, and coastal waters (i.e. PWS on a nice day, trolling for silvers in Valdez, etc.).
I want aluminum, jet-powered. Heated cabin or soft-top type cabin/canopy. Aggressive enough to take some waves but shallow enough to run some of the bigger rivers.
I like the Thunderjet Alexis type boat for this purpose. Doesn't have to be a TJ...in fact, that is what this thread is about. I think Thunder Jets are over-priced, but I need some similar boat alternatives. Throw out the ideas!
Recently saw an ad for a Phantom Alaskan Sportsman, which looked about perfect other than the fact that I have heard little to nothing about the American Turbine jet unit it was running.
I have down-graded my dream boat for now, mainly because I'm sick of waiting for the big money, so I need something that'll get the job done. Ideas are appreciated!