So this year the wife let me upgrade our boat, so out with the old and in with the new. We have cabins on Big Lake and Lake Louise as well as fish the Deshka. With our old boat (19' Almar JetStream, 4.3L 165hp, Hamilton 751) I had no worries where I ran it mainly due to it being rather light and having ran the boat a bunch. New boat is a much larger and heavier boat (22' Thunder Jet Alexis Classic, 5.7L 330hp, Hamilton 212) so I am wary of getting it stuck on a sand bar or damaging the boat (fourth time out on the river and I was shoving it off a sand bar where I knew I shouldn't have been).
I know I am gonna miss my old boat because I already do but we also wanted to do different things and this boat seems to be the best option for us. We plan on a little salt use but also are excited to hit more rivers with this boat. My question is what are some good river for this type of larger boat? We like fishing the Deshka and I'm sure we will get down to the Yentna and Alexander creek once I get a better feel for the boat. But we also are interested in doing day trips and over night trips just for the fun of being on the boat. Is the Talkeetna a good trip, is Knik possible, Delta?
Any input would be appreciated and I hope to get a few river buddies with similar boats to go on trips with, sold my friend my old boat and we have been having a blast on the water.