a good boat for alaska
I am interested in getting a boat I could use in the copper river and in PWS on decent weather days. Does any one have a recomendation on what would serve both purposes? Thanks.
20' inboard jet would be your best choice. Lots of choices depending on your budget.
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Silver Streak Boats in Anchorage is an affordable custom builder check out their Pro V Deluxe with standard 36" sides. This is a pretty good boat with a center console or a front windshield with a canvas.
ATEC in Kenai makes their Steelhead model which is pretty good for those two areas, and don't underestimate one of their setnet boat models either.
A 115 or 150 hp Mercury four stroke or Yamaha four stroke would be awesome for any of these boats as skiffs of the 20-25' range.
I purchased a 17'9" Wooldridge Alasken with a 135 Evinrude motor last summer and loved the boat. It got on step quick and can go in some pretty skinny water and handled great. I mainly used it to fish on the Deshka and we had 3 people, dog, fish cooler and beverage cooler and camping gear in the boat. The boat got really tight when you cramed 5 people in it and it worked. I soon realized I needed a bigger boat. I sold the 17 Alaskan and Purchased a 20' Wooldridge Alaskan XL with sport jet with some extra options.
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