Hello, I'm new here and am considering buying a skookum guide model. I live only 30 minutes away from where they are headquatered in Oregon. I have also looked into bad cat river pontoons and cannot see alot of differences between the two except that the bad cats are heavier and have a single floor. I am still in High shool and would be floating rivers like the John day and other class 1-2 rivers. I would like something that can haul enough gear for a few nights. I also hope to be able to use a cataraft durring and after college. I want something that could handle rivers such as The lower yellowstone in Montana or the Missouri below Great Falls. In other words, are these cats I am looking at something that can handle small rivers and lakes and biger water like the yellowstone? I am still a couple years from graduating, and don't know where I will be going to school. I would like to go to a school in Montana because of the hunting/fishing opportunities. If I had the tools, I would custom build myself a couple. My dad is looking at getting the Aire Jaguarundi. If aire made a 10- 12 foot solo cat, I would probably get it.