I'm likely to make the plunge to a cataraft this spring, after selling my beloved drifter last fall to a most deserving young couple. I most often fish 1 plus the rower, fly, on inland streams, and I'd like to take my dog from time to time, and maybe row around a lake or two. If I could van-top, that would be good, but if not (and I am getting older) that's OK. I'd consider myself an intermediate boater, not ready really for extended class IV's, and extended class III's give me the willies. I'm old enought to be clear about my limitations, and I know or otherwise have opinions about the basics. So, advice. Length...12, 13, 14? Brand, sure, but I'm not going down the Colorado twice a month, so I'm pretty comfortable with off-brand stuff...I'm looking hard at Kootenai River Inflatables. Trailers...any that do double duty? How to rig? Seats on coolers or not? Seating for two or 3? Accessories, yeah I need a spare oar, spares for breakables, tools and toilet paper and first aid kit, what else? Maybe I should just get a boat? Ah, midlife. So many alternatives. I appreciate any advice you have.