You did not say boat, water, or bank and my current project I doubt is of any help with ideas, but here it is anyway.
I have a very old decked pirogue that I restored. I use it as a layout boat and still will be used that way sometimes as the blind can be flipped back down flat on the deck. I am making changes to be used like a punt boat as well. The OD is too dark and not brown enough, so that will change. I am mounting original 1800s forward facing reciprocating oars as used on Reelfoot lake during the market hunting days. The flip top blind was made by a company in Louisiana in the early 1970s and no longer made. The material is original and intact, but very thin. As well the frame is too high than I want so after some trial and error lowering it, a new camo cover will be made for it. Likely with more sturdy wind blocking material and loops for attaching grass if I want, but have not decided if I want to stay with an old school camo or upgrade it. The wood blocks under the mounts are temporary as I am trying different locations on the boat for the oar mounts and blind so that I can comfortably row with the blind in place and have it operational to be flipped out of the way. It rows pretty good, but takes practice to do it without having to think about it. Dash rows it much better than I can. There is a space for the dog behind me and a closeable slit in the back of the blind for the dog to come and go onto the back deck in times I am hunting beached or tied off. I am unable to find original mounts for the oar brackets, so I am using early 1900s ford tractor ball joint socket mounts that eventually will be mounted on the deck with supports underneath. I hope too to add cleats or low rails or cord around the top edge of the deck for attacking camo material when needed. Currently I just shovel whatever is on the bank onto the deck. Perhaps I should wear period hunting cloths and hunt with an old SXS as well and ask everyone I see with a confused "what year is it?". I had to put the project aside this last season, but it will be ready for next season.