Thanks for all the input.
I was going to start a new thread but thought I'd wait until I had some photos and some first hand review to post.
After a lot of thought and consideration, I decided to go with a pontoon.
Most of the time I will be solo and those times when I can pull Daniel away from soccer, girls, tennis, girls, oh and did I mention girls, I can fish from the shore and let him paddle around in the boat.
Here is the one I decided to get based on a raving good recommendation by one of my fishing buddies who owns the prior version of the same boat.