Great post! I think you will get a lot of enjoyment out of that boat. It will take you to so many places a big gas guzzling bass boat won't and do it cheaply. I fish out of a old resurected v-hull jon and a single seat canoe. Both are great platforms and cost very little.
I would recommend taking that boat over to Indian boundary also. Would be a perfect craft for working the shorelines in the morning, picking up bass and bream on the fly.