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Old 03-13-2018, 11:04 AM
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Building a Boat for the High Mountain Lakes

I have some physical restrictions which will require me to minimize the risk of falling for most of the next year. Not that I am into falling to begin with, but some of my favorite fishing spots often have slippery footing, so a little refactoring is warranted.

I have a very nice inflatable pontoon which I will continue to use, but find myself wanting a little more for places like Big Lake where I fish frequently as a matter of convenience.

Of specific concern is the outboard motor. At best, places like Big Lake allow up to a 10 hp. A little research shows most of the 9.9 motors are made by Tohatsu then re-badged and all brands which are locally supported are carbureted. These do not seem well-suited for 7-9000' of elevation. I am hoping someone will have some comments on this.

I also welcome any comments on which features you would like if you were building a boat for fly-fishing our high elevation lakes.
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