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    Default Life on the Yukon: A boat Question

    Hi all,

    If you lived on the Yukon River, says from Eagle or Fort Yukon, what would be the best overall utility boat? Size? Engine?

    Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassLakeRon View Post
    Hi all,

    If you lived on the Yukon River, says from Eagle or Fort Yukon, what would be the best overall utility boat? Size? Engine?

    Thanks for the info

    Ron

    well i would have a 100 state room shallow draft ferry....


    2 months of the year i would be full of hunters and the rest of the year ....



    it would be full of dancing girls from Dawson....




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    Put me down for 2 staterooms,
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    Ron, I'll bet Vince would hire you. You could "pull chain"...anchor chain, that is.
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    You bet.......

    So no one seems to have an idea boat the perfect combo or are you telling me the bigger the boat the better and engine size doesn't have to be large because I need to keep speed down do to issues in the river.....


    Ron

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    Lightbulb freighter canoe?

    OK, funny answers so far, but I'm wondering if the correct (real) answer to the question is a larger freighter with a good sized motor? Like a Scott Hudson Bay with 15-20some horsies on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    well i would have a 100 state room shallow draft ferry....


    2 months of the year i would be full of hunters and the rest of the year ....



    it would be full of dancing girls from Dawson....




    AW screww the hunters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HHHMMMMM a boat full of dancing girls and you choose the hunters



    I havn't been up that way but I would think a good size (20-24') welded john boat w/ something like a mud buddy would do you well up there. Shallow draft for the sloughs, a good load capacity for supplies and decent fuel mileage w/ the efficiency of a prop over a jet.

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    Ron Lots of different river boats run up and down there... and i use to push fuel barges up that way....

    the Yukon above the FT Yukon starts to diminish rapidly in depth...

    it has more of a gravel bottom and bars that just appear. honestly if it is something you will spend allot of time in.. get something you can have a small cabin on.. and PUSH once in awhile.

    as we enter sept now.. the water levels ( even with the rain) are going to start dropping even faster as the up elevations stiffen back up.. watch bush rats threads ... OR find his from last year... i believe he discussed the water dropping out from under his Jon boat...


    your going to want Several hundred pound cappicity...

    shallow draft

    light weight

    and economical so that you can carry fuel home and not use it all getting there...
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    Ron, I think you should consider a 24' flat bottom jon boat and a mud motor. I'd suggest the Go-Devil Surface Drive mud motor for it's simplicity, reliability, and low fuel consumption.

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    Get the biggest one you can afford to run. Put the biggest fuel tank you can in it. Have room to sleep 2 and cook in. So at least 26' long and 8.5 width and a drop down bow. Big enough to carry a 300 cc 4-wheeler in. Enough power to push a heavy load at 25 mph. I want one!

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    You need a boat thats bullet proof. Because the Indians will shoot at you.

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    SJX: I find your comment highly offensive, joking or not.

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    sjx, I find yor comment highly funny offensive or not.
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