I have been wanting to buy a snowmachine for years. My family owned snowmachines when I was a kid, but I confess I am not much of a rider. I would like to own one mostly for accessing remote lakes for ice fishing and for predator hunting. Also, I would like to buy some remote property someday and build a cabin, so the machine would also be used to transport lumber and materials. Could anyone recommend to me what type of sled I should look for? I have looked on Alaska'a list, but I am not quite sure what to look for. My budget is somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000-$3,000 and I do not want a racing sled. If you could just give me some pointers of where to start that would be much appreciated. Thanks.