Looking at getting either a 16 or 18 foot flat floored Jon boat to hunt here in Iowa. Some of the sloughs are chock full of underwater weeds and mud, thinking a longtail or surface drive would be super helpful to have. Likely just be me and a couple buddies plus my dog. Haven't owned a boat before so not looking to spend 20k+ on the setup, but I'm more than tired of humping all the decoys + dog and everything else I need back onto public land. Plus I wouldn't mind being able to fish more as well. What's the best value out there for a mud motor? Doesn't have to be the cheapest, definitely not the most expensive. I just want something that is going to be reliable. Doesn't need to be a speed demon either.