To conclude, this article was to introduce the different types of motors out there and to get you thinking about all the types of motors that are available to you for your jon boat. There will be a separate article that will specifically talk about mud motors and the SPS Swamp Runner kit. There are many different types of mud motors out there, mainly short tail and long tail, along with many different brands. I prefer the SPS Swamp Runner Kits due to quality.
Ultimately, I chose a transom mount trolling motor and a long tail mud motor for a cheap jon boat motor. I have had problems with tradition outboard motors and keeping them running. In the event that I had to replace a part or get it maintenanced, it was normally pretty pricey. In spite of all this, do your research, find those deals on craigslist, and get out there on your jon boat!