i believe this topic has been covered but i dont think anyone will mind if i bring it up again. i plan on hunting next year out of a 17 foot osagian with probably an 8 horse 4 stroke. motor lift, spray skirt, and tiller extension are on the list for upgrades. i have been thinking about hunting back in the tyone area and tonight the maclaren came to mind. ive heard that the maclaren is good hunting but shallow and basically "airboat country". with the will and probably not too much extra effort im sure the maclaren can be done in the setup i described above but getting back up with a heavy load or the same load i left with im not so sure. the other option would be to get dropped off at the maclaren and float/motor into the big su and cut off at the tyone and arrange to be picked up at lake louise. i havent done any research on this trip as of yet so any comment will come to be usefull. what do you think would be the most logical trip?