Even though you're in extreme so cal. I wouldn't sell the Gus! Even if you only make the drive north a couple of times it will still be worth holding onto. The Kaweah has some great boating. Hospital Rock, Potwisha, the East Fork. Then you still have the Kings which has a long season(for Califonia) and one of the best,although a short season, DINKEY!!! Have some hope bro! You'll put that boat to use. I'll even offer up a place to crash if you are passing through or don't want to do the whole drive in one shot. Hang in there!