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    Charterboat Operator Abel's Avatar
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    Default Middle Kenai??

    Going back up for the month of Sept and haven't drifted the upper middle below Skilak since 2012. Last time we had a 8hp and it once we got so far below the lake it was a one way trip, which was fine as we had 2 vehicles and took out at Bings anyway. Would a 15 be enough to push a 16' drift from Bings up that was I don't have to find a spotter?
    Life's to short for an ugly boat

    Blaze N Abel Charters
    Kodiak, AK

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    Whiskey River


    You could do it with the 8 or 15, but it isn't gonna be very fast either way. Tough to get them on step no matter how much hp you put on the back end.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    I second what Danner said. You could do it, but it's gonna take forever! When I put a motor on my 16' Clacka I was hoping to solve the shuttle issue. Nope, it's hard to go long distances upstream in a reasonable amount of time. Increasing speed above a certain amount is difficult in a drift boat because it's tough to control and hold on plane. Just increasing HP ain't gonna stop that issue. Alaska Canoe & Kayak in Sterling does shuttles for a pretty decent price from Bings to Skilak.

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    Member FishGod's Avatar
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    Fishing your hole before you get there


    You could also call Sterling Taxi
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly


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