Submitted: 10-04-2005 by Joel Hollis
My wife and I have used our 17 foot Pakboat on nine, month long expeditions in Alaska, Yukon and NWT. The boat is amazingly dry, stable and maneuverable and very light (50 lbs.) We like the boat better than our 17 foot Old Town Tripper that we used for our other 16 expeditions.
The boat can easily carry five or six weeks of gear and food.
The skin is easy and quick to patch. The only damage to the skin during the nine years, are pin hole size holes/abrasions due to dragging the boat through shallow rapids that had very sharp rocks. The skin does not tear.
The best thing about to boat is that it can be mailed to the float plane base, or can be carried on commercial planes as excess baggage.