I'm moving from MN to AK in June and i'm considering bringing my boat up with me. We're most likely moving to Wasilla and i'm wondering if my boat will be fine for running the rivers in that area? If I were to buy a boat in AK I would look for a boat that I would be able to run the rivers, lakes, and the ocean as well...I'm thinking my boat will do just fine for all of the above but a few people have told me i'm going to need a jet to run the rivers. The boat is a 17' Lund angler deep vee, side console with a 94" beam and Yamaha 115 4 stroke with a 8 hp kicker. I'm looking for opinions. I don't want to haul the boat up to AK and find out I need something different.
Here's a few pics of the boat to give you an idea of the shape.