I am thinking of purchasing a mercury 10'6 inflatable boat from Reeds. Not much information can be found, but the salesman said this boat could be used in the Chena, Delta Clearwater, local lakes and in Valdez. I don't need it to do much, but my goal is for me to take the wife and 7 year old out for fishing and occasional sightseeing. Searching for something to use in the local rivers (fairbanks). Is 1600.00 too much of this? The price includes hard floors, pump, oral etc...Could I find a better deal somewhere else?
The salesman suggested a short shaft 9.9 prop for the motor...does that sound right? The boat is rated for 20hp.