Actually I’ve given the problems of using boats a lot of consideration and I spent part of my life using boats and being around the water. The only viable way to use one is to not be seen or heard and have an opportunity to escape if discovered. To me that means using a kayak or canoe at night. Every other boat can be seen and intercepted. If it was required for concealment these type boats can be paddled filled with water to the gunnels. In an emergency they can be overturned to sink them below the surface and then refloated when it’s clear. During the day this size boat can be hidden in vegetation along the shore.