What is the opinion of Sportsman, Tidewater, Sea Pro and Blue Wave?
I have fished out of a Blue Wave many times. They are a good boat, but float deeper in the water than Blazer Bay. I have fished several Sea Pro boats and I like them. They are a good working boat. I have fished in one Sportsman and it was a solid boat. For the bay and jetty I would have higher gunnels than the Sportsman I fished from.
Just to give you an idea of versatility, here is a picture of my old Kenner. It was the best all around boat I have fished in and is basically the same boat as the blazer bay. It would take almost all freshwater situations, get up in the bay in 6” of water, and I took it 60 miles offshore with some modifications like more gas, and the kicker motor.