When we moved up a year and a half ago I had to leave two boats behind. My dad is offering to tow one up this summer. I have a 17' Boston Whaler Newport with a 70 horse Johnson. I grew up fishing this boat out of Trinidad and Eureka CA as well as Brookings and Newport OR. I am wondering if you all think I would get enough use out of this boat to justify the trip up. I am mostly interested in being able to access areas out of Whittier and Seward. I would like to be able to do some boat based black bear hunts as well as be able to troll up some silvers and jig rockfish. We have had this boat in fairly nasty swell and it always seemed to ride well. With this boat I am definatly a fair weather boater. If the wind doesn't look right the boat stays on the trailer. Waht do you think? The other option is a 14 foot Klamath that needs a new motor. I don't forsee myself wanting to do much road accesible lake fishing up here so I can't really see the benefit of the Klamath. Please someone tell me if my thinking is wrong and there is more opportunity for the Klamath than I am envisioning.