Okay, I'm seriously conflicted. I am going to buy a pontoon boat, I am, I am, at last I am. The question becomes, 'How big?' A two guy boat (and there are several very nice ones produced in this region) is nice because it is small, relatively light, can at least conceivably be transported by one guy without a trailer, and may be able to be a stillwater substitute for me and my dog. And usually when I go on the river in my drift boat, it's a two guy proposition, anyway. Lightness helps for several reasons, I'm older now and can't toss 100 lbs on my back and march a klick...etc. But a two-guy boat can't take 3 guys. A 3 guy boat can take 2, or 3. It's not really that much heavier. It's likely a better big water boat. It might be a better boat for overnight trips, of which there might be a few left in my days. It's a bit of a PITA to launch at some of the more remote lakes and such, but my dog will have lots of room to trot around, and it's likely more stable fore and aft in lakes and such. It will need a trailer, fo' sho', and will not be very user friendly wheeling in and out of rough launches. In fact, it may not represent much of an upgrade over a 'glass boat. I'm an inland guy, so most western washington streams are not in the cards either way. Heck, this argument is getting boring typed, not just in my head. Guys, help a dude out. If you struggled with this, what did you decide, and how'd it turn out?