Sounds almost like those age old debates about the "perfect" hunting dog, "perfect" deer rifle, "perfect" shotgun... but sometimes there isn't a perfect solution that fits all needs. I won't say I figured it all out, cause I haven't... our family is a one dog, one boat family, so our lab will have to flush pheasants/grouse AND pick up ducks and our boat will have to be up for some crabbin/fishin in the summer AND get us to some ducky spots in the fall/winter. So my "perfect" boat turned out to be an 18 ft. aluminum boat pushed by a GTR-35hp mud motor. It doesn't hide as well as a sneak box for sure, and I find I prefer to hunt from shore when I can stash it near by, but for almost all other events that mud motor is the ticket in thin water and just about any tidal application that Jersey can offer. My buddy had it shipped up from Gatortail in Louisiana and I bought it off him.