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Not trying to dampen your spirits but
Posted by 375ultramag on Jul 07 2005
I have run the Yukon many times in a 11ft Avon type zodiac style boat with a 9.9hp Yamaha. It SUCKS. With a half of moose I go upriver at 3.2mph
Downriver empty just me and a rifle I travel at 16mph.

I would say a small flat bottom with a 10 horse is not going to be alot different. If the Yukon kicks up and you have that thing out there you will be finding a beach real quick.

If I were you I would buy a 18ft john boat with a 90 horse before I got there. It will cost you once you get there. If you are moving there to be a teacher I assume your relocation is being paid for. Freight out there is a killer. You might as well save a few grand now. Also the Yukon is a big river and if you are going to be running to different villages the boat I mentioned will probably be the smallest you want. It is 52 miles to Galena which is your largest closest village and you will probably want to run there. The sloughs and creeks there are big and long. With a 3hp motor you will not get very far. The Nulato river at the mouth last year in september was so low we didn't get very far. So I would not plan on going far up that river either. If you do buy a new boat to take there make sure you lock it up. Things tend to wander off in that neck of the woods.

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