After searching this forum, it seems that the Hudson Bay is more popular than either the smaller Albany, or the larger James Bay, in the Scott line of freighter canoes. Is it like Goldie-Locks: the A is too small, the JB is too big, but the HB is just right? Or something else?
What really puzzles me is that the JB is not the most popular model. Since bigger is usually more desirable, especially since they all require a motor for propulsion, and a trailer for transport. It does seem like the hull shape of the JB is slightly less canoe-like, and looks more like a long-narrow-motorboat. But, I've never ridden/driven any of these boats.
One last question, since I've always paddled double-enders (like my current Old Town Tripper), and never had a motorized square-stern, I've always considered canoes to be full-displacement hulls. Makes me wonder how these freighters get up to 20-knots or so? A canoe running up on-step, who'da thunk it!
Looking forward to learning something new today, Dave.