Though I'm currently living in Spokane, it's looking likely that I'll be moving to either the Tri-Cities or back to the PDX metro area in the next 7 months. My wife and I are considering a boat purchase as loan rates and purchase prices are extremely favorable at this time. Most of the contacts I have made are suggesting a raft. I'd most likely be fishing the Yakima and Deschutes but would also like to be able to take it out to the N. Idaho streams, Montana and perhaps some westside steelhead rivers. Raft or Drift Boat. Price seems to be nearly equal for a quality raft to a used Hyde or Clackacraft. Any opinions, ideas?