So I'm realizing I need a second boat. I have a hybrid prototype I built a couple of years ago. What I'm thinking of is something similar in size, but not a layout type boat. Maybe an open top like a canoe. I don't think I'll be hunting from it, but want something that will paddle a faster than what I have. If I do hunt from it, it will be calm waters and only on the rare occasion. Its essentially something to get me and my gear from point A to point B with my decoys and what not. It needs to be light as I put it on my car. I car top the hybrid, but its a bit cumbersome and the wife gives me flack for all the dents from it. Cheap would be good too. I have resin from my last build and realize I need to buy the glass fabric. I was thinking of just doing something similar to the prototype, remove the deck, and angle in the bow to more of a point and throw on some oar locks. But I don't know how that would work structurally. Or, if the short length will still make it slow and "waddle" side to side when paddled. Any recomendations appreciated.
One thing duck hunting has taught me is that in prehistoric time, I would probably be a gatherer.