On the Middle Fork a bigger boat is always better. On June 27 you’re not going to have to worry either way. As it drops bigger boats draft higher and can get over more. It’s really about picking the right route through shallow area. Take an 18’ on September 27 if you want.Howdy!
I am on a MF Salmon trip that launches on June 27, and the flow is likely to be about 3 feet (maybe less).
Having never done this run, I am unaware of the river structure at the above-mentioned flows and I am undecided to take a 14-foot or 16-foot SB raft.
Is a 16-foot SB raft going to be a headache to get down the MFS at medium-low flows (i.e. likelihood to get stuck is greater)?