Hi Spending OT,
I have a 2012 LUND Sport 1800 with the Merc 150 4 stroke and I am very happy with it. I've been on Lake Ontario several times, Lake Champlain, Lake Sunapee and numerous small lakes in NH. As with any boat, some days you're not going to be able to get out due to weather and wave conditions.
I looked at Alumacraft, Starcraft, Starweld, Smokercraft and the Lund when I was trying to decide what I wanted in a boat.
Everyone of them have there own pros and cons. You just have to choose what is best for what you are looking for in your boat. Quality, layout, specifications and costs.
My suggestion is to get onto as many as you can, on the water, either a test drive or with someone who will take you out. This will give you first hand experience with a particular make and model.
Good Luck & Boat Safe,