So I've been doing many hours of research, and I think I have not even put a dent in the knowledge I need/want. From all this reading, I'm leaning toward a jet powered flat bottom jon.
Let me know what you think with what I want to use it for...
I want a boat I can venture in shallow water - obvious jet
I want a good starter/ learner that isn't too expensive or big
I want to be able to fish out of it with 4 people
I would like to be able to take it on the Kenai Special management area
Maybe dipnet out of it, away from the big guys of course
Possible 2 man hunt out of it
No desire for salt yet
I know the Kenai part will be the determining factor on the size of boat that I can put the motor on. Are there many 50/35 motors available? Would a 50/35 be enough to power a loaded boat into descent flowing water (I'm not looking for a speed demon)? What do you think the best possible boat option is if a 50/35 is the motor the determining factor?
I'm going to be at the boat show on Sunday picking some brains and checking out everything to offer. Any vendors or areas in particular to check out?
Thanks for the help!!