I am in the process of putting together a boat with the specific use of doing this moose hunt in 2008 and for shallow water salmon fishing. Boat will be the Woodridge 20 foot Alaskan II and the motor will most likely be the Yamaha 150 jet. Woodridge tells me the prop should be able to be fitted back to the motor and it will be just a tiny bit high but will be fine for the long haul.
Any other suggestions on how to set up this boat? There will be 2 adults in it making the trek (my son and I). I have a year and a half to plan so I might as well start now purchasing whatever gear we will need that pertains to the boat. We plan on putting in at the haul road bridge and running up into the Koyukuk.