My boyfriend and I are looking for a good boat to go exploring PWS... and possibly Seward and Homer.
Normally only 2 of us going out... 4 people max. Boat would need to sleep two. We like fishing for salmon and halibut and shrimping. We expect to duck into a cove whenever in threat of very bad weather. We'd want to go out far enough to get halibut... doesn't have to be BIG halibut.
Any thoughts of a good boat for us? Pros and cons of aluminum vs fiberglass? What size/model would be good? What size motor? Someone mentioned a 16 foot C-dory but we're worried it's too small with regard to safety. Any thoughts?
Also... are they any good classes or books that would help us? We're both boat savy... unfortunately rivers and lakes are what we're used to but we can't resist the sound.
All advice you have would be VERY appreciated. Thanks,
Susan and David