Hey there. I am new to the forum, I posted this in gear talk but I figured I could put it here also for more opinions.
Ive been looking at getting a boat for a while now, but I'm young and broke, so my ideal set-up will probably have to wait. I'm looking for something to fish, hunt and run some whitewater up here in Alaska. I would really PREFER an sb boat but that might not be in the cards. Right now I'm trying to keep the bill under 1,500, which i think is doable just maybe not ideal.
Right now there is a 14' Achilles bucket boat up on craigslist for $1,300. See link here. This guy says there is two small 1/4" patches in the floor. Boat comes with frame and oars and motor transom so I could use it for dipnetting and running up stream for fishing.
Achilles River Raft
So what do you think. Good deal? Or should I keep scraping the bottom (of craigslist) looking for something better. I did see a 12' tributary with frame and oars up for 1450 the other day but it was gone by the time i got the chance to call.