Last spring I decided it was time to upgrade my jon boat so I picked up a bare bones Sea Ark 1660 MVJT and a Yamaha F70 tiller handle plus a jet unit. I wanted it without boxes or console so I could put a four wheeler in it. I had to mount the motor and once I got hat done I started rigging it up the way I wanted it.
I had Hylite fabrication start building the removable seat box bench for her. I started rigging seats, bilge, battery isolator, Rod holders, interior plug access, rod storage, 12v power plug in, fuel filter, and oars and locks.
Then I spent the summer and fall fishing and hunting with it. This is a very skinny water runner, is quick out of the hole, and cruises nicely at about 60% with good reserve power for maneuvering.
Last fall I ordered a bay kit to be able to run the prop or jet without having to move the motor. The other thing is that she ran a little light in the front end when alone with fuel in back compartment and tiller operator. So this spring I had Hylite build a bow tank under a hatch that gets the fuel weight forward without giving up my front fishing platform.
I just got the tank rigged and plumbed and everything painted up for the start of her second season.
I still need to work on stopping before I run clear out of water, it might come to me some day.