I could use some input on a new duck boat. I’ve never owned a duck boat and don’t know too much about boats other than the research I’ve been doing for this purchase. Let’s say my budget is $20k (max) and I am buying brand new. My primary use will be duck hunting in some bays off Lake Ontario, some small lakes and possibly on some of the finger lakes, if you are familiar with my area. I’ll be running open water to get to a spot and hunting from shallow water near shore. I’m not going to be on any mud flats, flooded timber or running rivers. I'll probably have 2-3 people hunting but would like more space and the ability to hunt a 4th person if I wanted. I’m looking at the Lowe Roughneck 1860 mod-v with 60HP tiller. I’ll put a blind on it like the Beavertail or something similar. I’m sure I’ll have more questions based on your input but for now… 1. Does a Mod V hull seem like a good choice for what I’m doing? 2. Do I need to add a hydraulic jack plate or is trimming the motor up good enough to get into a shallow hunting spot? I’m not trying to go fast in the shallows, just be able to get in there. 3. Is a trolling motor useful for hunting? Picking up decoys and stuff? Or it it just in the way if you have a blind on the boat?