For what it's worth bucket boats, when very lightly loaded row very well, they're much cleaner underneath and have less drag so they are much easier (as in less exertion) to back row. For a dedicated fishing boat I would by a bucket boat over a selfbailer in a heart beat. It's interesting what folks from different parts of the country with different focuses on the river think of other peoples preferences. Montana is filled with shallow, fast moving rivers with comparitively few rapids. On these rivers most of the water entering the boat is from waders and such and having the heavier, "rougher" floor is not necessary for most folks. They obviously have their drawbacks, especially in bigger water but it's all about what you use your boat for. With that said I wouldnt spend 2-grand on one and obviously nobody else will either as this guy has been listing that boat since May at least!
Great minds up there in Montana!
Yeah, we're all a bunch of idiots so stay away, plus there is really nothing to see here anyways so if you're thinking of a western boating vacation you should probably stick to one of the other states...