I am thinking of buying a canoe. It needs to be able to carry two people (1 big, 1 small) and a small dog. It would be used for fishing and paddling around on small lakes and on small parts of big lakes. I will be hauling it on top of my 8 ft aluminum camper shell. I have a so-called boat rack on the camper shell. Looks pretty sturdy. Sometimes I will be pulling a camp trailer behind. I would like to be able to paddle solo at times, too. What's the shortest canoe that would be safe and comfortable? What's the longest canoe that would be easy to carry on the camper shell? It needs to be pretty rugged. I would like to buy it used off Craigslist if possible. What about paddles, seats, etc?