hmmm... Now that I think about it, you COULD add some holders on each side for tent loops to support a canopy, allowing you a rainproof platform for sleeping, or duck hunting.
Teaching people to row and teaching them to row so you can fish are 2 completely different things...trust me, i know from experience having owned a drift boats for 3 seasons and providing hour upon hour of rowing services. What I learned was that everyone I knew that also knew how to row decently also had a drift boat and we were always debating whose to take. :beathead: So now I offer my 'services' to them for a ride but that means only one guy gets to fish at a time (if just me and a partner, no third).
For most of the better rivers I fish, I can control the boat with my fins so we can both fish --- with a bit of casting coordination of course, but no worse than 3 people in a drift boat, just a bit closer. I did this successfully a few weeks ago with a buddy, a full cooler on the front and about 100 lbs of camp gear on the back (no dog). It did draw a bit more water obviously and it's not easy to fin but it is certainly do-able in lots of water as long as no big boulders or whitewater to navigate around. When I see tougher conditions coming, I just stow the rod and get on the oars, then I (as oarsman) am no worse off than rowing somebody in a drift boat.
Sorry if this is braggish, but I am also fortunate to have pretty strong quads being 6'4" and years of skiing and sports to build those babies up. In my old one-man 'toon, I almost never used my oars unless I came upon some bigger or longer whitewater - I would fin through most class 1-2 water that most people would be on their oars - catching fish to by they way which led to some comical situations at times.
Plus, with a rookie on the oars, the boat seems to be easier for them to control and I don't have as much anxiety for all the rocks we are bound to bump, nor worry about getting breached as the rookie gets us sideways against a midstream boulder. The sidewall gelcoat on my drift boat was proof of that... Oh, the stories I could tell ya...
By the way, this thing when broken down could fit into a supercub for some remote fishing, not with all the extended options of course, just a basic setup.
finning through whitewater sounds like a good way to break your legs or ankles