I only use the boat to get where I'm going then stash it and hunt from the bank where legal or natural cover in the water. Boat blinds are too hard to hide in most lakes I hunt.
Yup. If you're hunting puddle ducks, mainly malls & pins, they'll spot you like a...woman of ill repute...in a church. Gads & teal are pretty dumb though. & divers can be flat-out stupid. Scissor blinds are great for divers.
If I know I'm on mallards & the spot requires me to hide in cattails that are too deep for my waders, ya gotta bring a canoe. I much prefer to stash the boat/canoe as least 200 yds away, then conceal it as best as possible.
Don't worry about all the questions bud. I'm pretty sure that's why forums exist
Ya gotta learn a lot of things trial & error by yourself, but most of us are more than willing to help with the big stuff.