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Old 09-28-2013, 08:28 AM
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The boat is an 18.5 foot Sockeye tunnel hull made by ATEC here in Alaska. The motor is a Honda 90 hp. with a jet unit on it. Rivers can go from 10 feet of water to less than a foot and you'll never know it because of glacial silt in the water.

Most of what I run is between 2 & 4 feet deep, I stay out of the main channels when traveling up current to avoid the strong current and improve gas economy. When running down I keep with the main flow and the water is way deeper. If I could run a prop my mileage would be fantastic and my boat would do about 60 mph. but I would crash a prop in less than a week here.

Many of the smaller rivers I run have lots of spots where I must skim over a foot or less in many areas.
thats what i was wondering Ard if it was a Jet unit. we use them here a bunch too a lot of the rivers around here can get as shallow as 2" deep in the riffles. but a jet boat has no problem going up them. thats why i was asking i thought i remember reading somewhere that jet units are pretty popular up there in AK
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