OK,Here goes, I have been a lurker on this forum for a while and enjoy the posts very much, my question I feel, is worthy enough to ask of such a broad vessel of knowledge. I have a 16'fiberglass freighter style canoe and also a Classic brand backpacker 8'pontoon boat(used twice so far) and have had success with warm water fishing from both. I have also experienced some problems with each craft, especially on rivers. What would be the win if I scrapped both units and upgraded to a SOT kayak? Will I be able to paddle upstream with relative ease? Can I get on and off in the water without dumping the whole deal? Can I stand up in said kayak? I live in S.W. PA and mostly fish large rivers and some stillwater. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. JA