Good Afternoon everyone. I am in the market for a boat for the upcoming summer/fall months. I am a school teacher on the Yukon with a small family (3 yr old and 5 month old) and am trying to decide between a canoe or a jon boat. I have looked into getting a boat freighted out here (Lower Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta, though I am on the Yukon) but the price is scaring me off. I have a few leads on some "gently used" jon boats and a canoe already out here. The canoe has either a 3.5 hp or a 5 hp motor.
I'm leaning towards the canoe for efficiency and stealth but that Yukon is pretty big. I like the jon boat for set net fishing.
I checked out the powerboat forum but not sure if that would be where I would want to look.
What is the advantages of a canoe over a jon boat? No one here uses a canoe b/c everyone wants the power and speed of a river boat. But I honestly like the slow pace of a canoe.