I have this odd wish to freight a boat out to northern Alberta, trailer it to Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, launch it and cross that lake, cruise down the Mackenzie River to Great Bear River, go up the river to Great Bear Lake and cruise there for a month or so. (I told you this was odd.)
The boat would have to draw no more than a foot, trailer behind a half-ton, launch and rig without a crane, support 2 men for 6 weeks, contain a wood stove, survive many groundings on sand and gravel, be seaworthy enough to beat into 20knots and 5ft waves (or at least across them), sail (not just power, since there are very few places to buy gas), not cost the moon (since I might have to sell it up there), and, here's the kicker: make 12 knots with a 20hp motor to get up a swift section of the GB river.
Is this impossible? I had a scow design worked out til I found out about the 12 knot difficulty. Obviously I need a planing hull that sails not too badly.
Does anybody know of a sailing/power garvey or some such design that can satisfy a wish list like this?