Posted by: Big_D on Jan-14-13 8:07 AM (EST)
If you intend to use a motor most of the time, get a square stern. This has nothing to do with how simple it is to operate, because either way you'll get used to it quickly enough. It has to do with a side mount being another thing to deal with and get line tangled on.
As far as BWCA, if you get a heavy square stern canoe, rent your canoe when you do a trip up there.