Looking to upgrade from my 18' Clipper MacSport as the 4 of us are getting a little crowded with gear. I don't hunt using the canoe so it's for fishing, recreation and exploring -- bigger lakes, bigger rivers, and protected inlets.
Would you still get a Hudson Bay in these circumstances? Otherwise I was thinking of a 16' or 18' Lund open skiff. I may even look at a runabout but I'm trying to keep things simple and cheap to run as fuel prices will inevitably rise.