I am looking for some input from the drift boat owners out there. I am buying a boat in the spring, and am trying to figure out exactly what I want. I am leaning towards a 17'x60" aluminum boat, Willies has some pretty good deals on their site. Anybody run a boat this size? I am looking for a boat for 2 people to fish out of, with the option of being able to put a third person in. I have fished from a few 20ft guide boats, but nothing smaller. I am also curious about fiberglass boats. Anybody row a glass boat? From what I have read, they are heavier, but a little smoother ride in rough water, but the durability worries me a little. I know most manufacturers have a great warranty, but if you have to ship it back to the pacific northwest for repair, that would add up fast.
I know some people will reccomend getting a raft, and I thought about it, but I really want a drift boat. I will be fishing mostly the Kenai, so I think the boat is the best choice for me. I have a one man raft for fishing the valley, so the boat is just for the kenai Penn. Thanks.