I just wanted to let all forum members both new and old know that forum member Sid is one of the forum members here that contributes knowledge of subsistence canoeing from a time before mine. Likewise, I want to let all forum members know that some of the waters he once traveled, I've seen with my own two eyes decades later than he once did. In my culture I see it fit to treat the advice and knowledge of those before you with the utmost respect; he, foamsfollower, and VernAK to name a few. They've traveled vast stretches of river by some form of motorized canoe in Alaska before my time. When they write.....you listen.