So I've been living in Southeast Alaska for several years, in towns that are only accessible by boat and plane, but up until now I haven't had the means to buy myself a boat. Well, this week I finally did it! I picked up a 16' Hewescraft aluminum skiff with a nice newer Yamaha 60 horse outboard. Now I can finally get off this rock and over to some of the incredible places right around here. There's a ton of remote Forest Service cabins on other islands, a hot spring on the mainland, and all the fish I can eat. I'm in the process of getting all my necessary gear together, but it looks like this weekend I'll get to take her out for her inaugural spin! The funny thing is, buying a boat was the financially good decision; I've been building up my credit score, and apparently getting a loan is the best way to do that. The best part is that the previous owner was a Coastie, so it is guaranteed to be in good shape. I'm just waiting on the decals with the boat's name, Mercyful Fate. Anybody else here have a boat?