I posted this question in the boating section but haven't got a response so I'll ask the MO masters.......Being new to the Mississippi River fishin' scene how do you know if you have enough boat to be safe on the river with barge traffic and other hazards? I have an old Chrysler 17' tri-hull w/48" beam and a Merc 650 (65 hp). Boat is tight and motor runs good. Is this enough boat to be safe on the Ole Miss? I will be fishing around the Chester, Apple Creek, Cape Girardeau area.