I met Versatilehunt in the marsh yesterday. Nice guy! Beautiful pup!!!! We spoke about canoes in the marshes and creeks.
We agree one must err on the side of caution. And, further agreed that hunting near where we were would be acceptable in a canoe. The canoe he has seems wide (as described), although I am no canoe manufacturer expert. I'd hunt out of the boat he described.
I agree with all that hunting out of a motorized canoe is the most dangerous was to go. I believe it encourages one to take chances one would not "paddle" to do. Such as, going too far into the marsh...beyond a distance one could walk back cold/wet. Further, I think it would actually negate the benefits of a canoe. The ability to near silently slip along in skinny water nobody else can get to... the possibilities are endless!
I think a smart hunter, with a small set, could get to and kill (and retrieve), birds safely in a canoe IF
he chooses wisely on the when's and where's of his hunting. Start close and move farther out as one's skills/confidence improve.
Dogs in a canoe... I'm not too sure I'd do it with mine. To easy for a dog to dump the boat.
All that being said; I'd hunt with Versitile any day!!!!