I'm looking to go with either an 18' Ocean Skiff or River Skiff with a 50hp etec for good days on the inlet, PWS (main bay, shrimping, camping...), and trolling close out of Valdez and Seward. The only reason I'm really thinking about the 18' is the ability to fish the Kenai for trout and salmon. The 22' would obviously only be for the ocean. It's considerably more money but it's quite a bit bigger, safer, and I can get a bimini top for it.
Has anybody been out in rougher water with any of these boats?? How does the River Skiff handle the rougher waters? This model interests me the most because it has a tunnel and looks like it would handle the rougher waters. Thanks.