Hello everybody. I am a new member here! My husband and I are hoping to buy a canoe (most likely 2nd hand but possibly new ..). We are overwhelmed with what will work best for us so hoping some of you pro's can give me a hand. The confusion starts with the fact that we need a multipurpose canoe: we do multi day flat lake backcountry camping (so need something that can hold gear and also not be a killer weight for portages), and will also spend a lot of time paddling on Lake Huron (big lake!), and lastly would like to be able to use it to paddle the Saugeen river (rocky, shallow, generally flat with some small rapids). Any suggestions on Size? (is a 2 seater 14' too small? Is a 17' too big?) and material (Royalex? Kevlar? Fibreglass?). I realize everything in life is a compromise but hioping someone can STEER me (excuse the pun) in the right direction. If I am missing the obvious please let me know! Many Thanks!