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    Member Hayduke's Avatar
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    Default How much boat for Juneau?

    Is a 17ft Whaler with a 75 Johnson enough boat for the waters around Juneau?

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    Should be fine. Just watch the weather.

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    I have a 22' Alumaweld with a 225hp Mercury outboard and feel confident even when it kicks up a little. With a 17 footer I would, like bhollis said, be a little more careful with the weather and err on the side of caution. With that said, I frequently see guys from Juneau in 16' Lund skiffs out south of Point Retreat as far as Icy Strait, even in 3-4' seas. I don't think I'd do that, but...

    Just play it smart and you'll do fine.

    Good luck,

    Chris

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