Sounds like you need a ghenooe. Very stable, float in less than 4" water, easily cartopped and drug over obstacles. Paddle easily, pushpole even easier and will take a small outboard or trolling motor. I,ve got a 15 classic I occasionally deer hunt from and gas smell hasn,t been an issue as any deer around a navigable water way are use to boats to some extent. I run an 8hp on mine and it will do about 16 with just myself and dog. Hauls deer nicely.