I live in Virginia near the James River. My interests are hunting and fishing and current efforts have been supported by a square stern canoe and 4 hp outboard. Flipping the canoe is not unheard of and I am now at the point where another type of boat is necessary. It appears the cataraft may be the way to go and I am curious what brand, how big, what configuration and will my current 4 hp push it up stream.
I like to carry my lab when duck hunting. So, I will need something big enough for one person, lab, and decoys and motor. I estimate a full load will be around 500 pounds. Occasionally, I would like to take another person and this would add another two hundred lbs. Any suggestions? Thanks.