Refuge friends - I am considering purchasing a new-build flat bottom 1542 with a V nose to pair with a Backwater 23 HP long tail. I am evaluating the many options on the market but first, am considering an ideal design for a boat I'd like. Attached is my preliminary draft for how I think I'd like to set up the layout of the boat. I am not sure yet on which side to put the gun box, could go on either side, if I even get one. Not totally sold on them yet. This boat will be used for hunting marshes, lakes and shallow rivers, usually by myself or with 1 other hunter. Space to store decoys (3-5 doz) and a portable blind such as my Tanglefree panel blind is priority #1. I do some fishing here and there, but not a major concern. Feel free to give any input on how you would set up the boat. A different size boat is not an option due to garage storage constraints.