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    I am looking at property on the Talkeetna, just North of the Sheep Creek fork. Is this area relativly accessable by boat in the summer? If so does anyone know how many river miles to the Sheep fork, or have any suggestions for boat size? I do not have a river boat now, so would need to get one that is appropriate for that run.
    I searched the other threads I could find, and did see that Sept. 15th as a rule of thumb is the end of the season due to low water, but it did not say how far up that applied. Assuming past the Sheep for is accessable, about what is the time line for river running?
    Thanks to all for any advice.

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    I would have to look on my GPS to see how many miles it is to Sheep. It is a pretty straight forward run up there. Mid May to late September I have ran up there. I was up the Talkeetna Sep 19th and there was plenty of water (except at the launch) As for boat size, that is tough one, I guess it all depends on what you want to do. There are alot of 18-22' boats up there, inboards, and outboards. I know where you can get a 20' Duckworth at a good price. Great boat.
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    If you do get a boat for up there get a boat you can move on your own. A 16-18 with a 70-90hp jet. Get a big inboard and you get it stuck, it would create problems

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    Get with TJM. He knows the area very well.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Jim W please P.M. me some info, I am always interested in a good price, especialy if the owner may be interested in a 22' Seasport
    On Google I figure Sheep at about 15 river miles or so, sound right?
    I was able to get a hold of a charter in Talkeetna, they also said mid may until first of Oct.
    For boat needs I would rather frieght in winter, so ride/safety would be important for me and family. I prefer a modified v-hull like Wooldridge, or the river boat I sold to buy the Seasport had, but do not want to over do it and spend my summers stuck as the other post mentioned. Basicly I want to get my family up and back, with minimal issues, and wonder what others that run the river would suggest. My kids all enjoy wearing Grundens, so a top is not required.
    Thank you all for the insight.

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    P.M. sent....
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