Well thank you fowlman. I will definately be taking photos as I go on this project. I want to do this one top notch and spare no details. I can see this will open an entire new box of options. Even if we can't get the boat in shallow enough, we can stay on the boat in absolute comfort with all the ammenities. We don't have to worry about hiding it ect. Then we can use our little lay out boats and get out on the flats to hunt. I have one spot in mind where a deep channel comes from the bay into the marsh. That channel runs right up alonside a 50 acre mud flat that nobody hunts because you can't get to it. The mud boats can run into it but can't stop and get back on plane again. I could anchor off next to the flat and padle no more than 100 yards. The other thing this will cure is the hotel. I don't mind paying hotels but the thought of loading all my stuff, MY WIFE'S STUFF, dog stuff, hunting stuff just pains me. Then you get to the hotel you have to unload all the valuables. The decoys I use are anywhere from $150 to $300 a dozen. I leave $10 to 15 dozen in the boat and hope they don't get stolen. Next morning, load all that crap up. Get to hunting area, LOAD, UnLOAD, LOAD, UNLOAD OHHH OHHHHHH it gets crazy. You get the idea. With my new rig, everything will have a place and there is will stay. No hotel fees, No loading and unloading at the hotel. The boat will pay for itself in year one because there will be no hotel expense. I can literally wake up to coffee in my freakin underwear, if I please and shoot a daylight bird. Think about it. I get home from work on Friday, hook up and leave. Get to Lake X and drive out to the selected hunt spot. Place decoys where I want them and anchor off. Fire up the grill and eat supper, pop in a DVD and drift off to sleep. Wake up all rested, no rush (Other than waiting on the coffee), shoot birds. If it is a slow day, I won't hear"I am hungry, you ready to go?" None of that anymore. The first one that cries out he is hungry is getting saddled with the cooking of breakfast.