I've decided our ultimate boat is a freighter. I like there versatility, ability to haul heavy payloads and love there connection to Alaskan and Michigan history. The freighter canoe was the back bone of Michigan's fur trade for over a century and were used by fathers Marquette and Baraga on there explorations of the great lakes and northern plains states. Here in Alaska they continue to allow us to use our river systems to haul loads and explore with our families. We are saving for a Scott Hudson bay, that may take years. While we are saving I'm thinking of offering my 1988 ski doo tundra with a little utility trailer up for trade for a 19+ footer. It would be heart braking to say good buy to the tundra but a freighter could do allot more for the family. I'll post over in the swap area.