Hello All! Im currently in a tough spot. Im active duty Coast Guard stationed in Detroit. I have a 18' PolarKraft that I've decked out. I feel as if I made a huge mistake buying this boat. Reason being, as active duty CG I will transfer out of Detroit in 1-2 years to a new unit which will be salt water. I really want to head to Kodiak, AK or the west coast. However, owning a riveted boat with a steel trailer sounds like a expensive mistake. Should I trade this thing in, take a big hit and come out with a hewescraft or all welded boat similar? Or head to salt water and hope for the best? Michigan is home and I will always return to the Great Lakes. I just don't want to take a beautiful boat into salt water and ruin it. I sure appreciate any opinions!