So after spending the last 12 years fishing the banks of Southcentral, me and my buddy would like to look at getting a riverboat of some type in order to fish the Deshka, Su, and boat-only parts of the Kenai. We are talking about stashing as much cash away this winter as possible and trying to find something next spring. Both being young (20/21) and in college full time, we're guessing our budget, if we're lucky, to only be 6-7K tops.
Neither of us really knows much about boats, is this something you can jump into and learn as you go, more-or-less? (obviously the salt and the Kenai are not places to learn) Is this even a feasible budget? From reading on here it seems as if a jet would be preferable, as it allows you to run farther up river in many places?
Any information or sources you all can provide would be most appreciated! We'd be looking for something that would do well on the Deshka/Sue/Willow/Kenai and could seat 2-4 (preferably at least 3).