Nah, I'd say the lower rivers are fine, they are big enough. Depends on how many rivers you've pounded with a sled. It's what they were designed for. Just once you start running upriver, it gets slim. But Chehalis up to almost the Satsop they used to run freighters up back in the day. It's big enough for big Deep V's to run up with deep skegs. Unfortunately, being a sled, they are able to pass over and over again. I know drift boats that do the same thing. You just can't hear them as they row or use their electrics to run back up to the front of a slot and rework it. But both rivers up to the spillway on Nooch and almost to Schaefer on Sop are same size as the upper Cowlitz that has tons of sleds when river allows them up there (or the guys who drop in at Barrier and run down). And yes, I've put my time on both Sop and Nooch, so I do know both extremely well. And yes, I've almost been tagged a few times with guys in sleds. What's funny, you don't hear anything about the sleds on the Hump. And it's a real sh*t show, especially from the cabbage patch hole down.