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View Poll Results: What is the Best Boat for a River Rat
17 ft Canoe 7 30.43%
Kayak 0 0%
14ft Jon Boat 7 30.43%
14ft Utility Vee 8 34.78%
Folding Row Boat 1 4.35%
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:43 PM
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Aluminum Deep-V hull would be best. Can carry more weight (up to a ton), the v-hull front will help keep you off boulders in rapids and it's durable enough to take damage. Standard jon boat will swamp in the rapids. Otherwise, just go with a professional grade/heavy-duty raft...
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I've got a 16 foot Carolina Skiff J-16 center console with a 25hp 4 stroke Mercury outboard.

The 25hp Merc sips gas, has a super shallow 3"-6" draft, and can carry a bunch of cargo. Going with a tiller engine will free up a ton of cargo/people space. They are the Lego set of boats, you can configure them to your heart's delight, make it a work boat, fishing boat, whatever you like. You can do bench seats, storage seats, cooler seats, front and rear decks, and livewells.

They will skim across calmer water like greased lightning. Downside - in choppy water, take it slow.
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square stern radisson with lifting strakes and a sail kit
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I have to go with a canoe.
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