I'm assuming that all boats are not created equal. I've realized that welded aluminum is better than riveted. But what brands/styles/etc. have you found are good and bad. For background, I'm hoping to go used. But in the Northeast, we are salt-water heaven. Freshwater - while plentiful in my locale, is not the norm. So the # of small freshwater boats with the right specs is hard. I'm looking 14-17' in length. Aluminum for lightness. This is not a hard-use boat. A calm lake is all we will be on. Heck, we've got a 9.9hp restriction, so we wont' be tooling at 40mph anywhere, unless it's falling off the trailer on the way from the seller. I see ads on Craigslist for 1990's vintage and sometimes 1980's vintage boats for what I think is serious money. Riveted Trackers and such. Are these reliable? Am I buying a pig in a poke? Should I just bite the bullet and buy new. I did notice that Lowe boats tend to go for more money than Trackers on the used market. Not sure what the diff. is brand-new. My goal is 2 guys fishing 90% of the time. 10% of the time is a family of 4.5 going for a dink-around pleasure cruise on the lake. Any advice on what to look for and what to avoid would be great. Thx!