Re: Pontoon v. Kayak v. Float Tube
Kayak, fast as heck through water...but no hands free fishing if there is a breeze.
Float tube, The "V" shape get you a little more out of the water, easy to back pack, packable, and fully powered by feet.
Pontoon, moves very quickly with oars, steers very easy, gets you out of the water and depending on the size of the pontoons (diameter) variable wind resistance...easy to compensate for.
More room on a Pontoon, plus three forms of movement. Flippers, Oars, and motor.
Harder to transport and store, heavier.
But, there is also the alternatives now. There is the Navigator II and the Outlaw series from NFO. They are the length of a regular pontoon, white water safe (to a degree) Lotsa storage, rowing, flipper, motor....BUT no frame so folds up small and they are not heavy.