Hey guys. I'm looking for a boat to access places to DEER hunt on some local river bottom public land and I need some help. I'm looking at a Creek Boat with the trolling motor package. That's at the top of my price range but it's doable if it's worth it. But I'm sure there are a bunch of other options out there that I don't even know about that are worth considering. I have also heavily considered a scanoe style boat with a trolling motor. Dicks has this one for $399 that weighs less than the M12 creek boat and caries 350 pounds more and is way cheaper. And Dicks also has a 55 pound thrust trolling motor for just a bit over $200. Maybe that makes it a no brainer, but I find myself liking the Creek Boat. Whatever I end up with, it needs to easy to haul around and launch without a trailer and easy to portage beaver dams and levees. Shallow water use and likely flooded timber use also. Speed is not at the top of the priority list but would be nice. How would a 55 pound thrust trolling motor on a Creek Boat stack up to the same motor on a scanoe? Length of possible run time with the trolling motor might be a factor. I just measured one of my runs on Google Earth and it is 5 miles. Might even have to carry an extra battery? If I went the Creek Boat route, what model would y'all recommend? It would be nice to be able to take someone with me on occasion but it will just be me 90+% of the time. What is the difference in stability, maneuverability, and speed between the M10, M11, and M12? How shallow can you go with the Creek Boats? Will it float in 6-8 inches of water? Thanks for any suggestions.