I'm still actively looking to move to AK in the next year or so. Been trying for the past 15 months with no luck-but it's going to happen. I'm ready for a new boat in lower 48 but I don't want to get something that just will not work in Alaska. Been searching a lot of the ocean aluminum boats. I'm not going to go over 18k-and I don't want anything too big. I simply want something that's not going to get me killed, can tote a few crab pots, and get me from point A to B without me having to worry so much about a few waves.
Ideal boat would be something in the 16-21 ft range with a 4 stroke or inboard diesel.
1. What make should i look for?
2. Is diesel popular in AK? (want the diesel b/c the off road diesel price plus I prefer the diesel durability)
3. Do 4 strokes work well in AK?
This will be my 4th boat so I'm starting to understand what I like/don't like. That said-never bought an aluminum boat for the salt. I'm not planning to go off shore -ever again- so anything over 21 is over kill.