I’ll keep it short and simple and plant a lot of ideas in your head without explaining them all (because that would be boring to most, right?)
I’m more of a practical/minimalist guy where I’d be worried about scratching or breaking things that are either expensive and/or new… So keep that in mind when choosing your jon boat.
So this is my take on the best universal jon boat setup that will work for almost anyone. I use this jon boat setup to bass fish out of, hunt alligators and go duck hunting, you can race around the lake, pond, marsh, and the shallows and just use this boat to play in.
My jon boat setup is meant to be practical and somewhat minimalist. No carpet to get dirty (easy clean up); removable floor, deck, and motor (for you pond hoppers); and a mud motor that will run faster in mud than you can on dry land.
The blueprint of the boat is optimized for space, but you can add carpet to the floor and deck if you wanted it to be classier, you could add more rod holders if you need them, and add whatever extras you desire.