So I have a 1910 Charles river I have put off starting the restoration of(I have pics of it posted on this site from a few years ago)for several different reasons and really want to start on something soon. One of my hesitations is I want it to be a user and I'm just not sure how the Charles river is going to perform. I'm looking for a tripping/camping boat to mostly take on small lakes ponds and rivers to do family camping and tripping...nothing too intense. I"ve always had it in my head I wanted a chesnut prospector, but this fell into my lap a few years ago. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!