So, my 7 yr old is bugging the crap of me to go fishing all of a sudden. He has always liked fishing but I was never super into it. I don't mind it, but I get board fast. So, I was looking and I see you can pick up little jon boats kinda of cheap. But I don't know much about them. Do I want a flat bottom a V-bottom, is longer boat better then a shorter boat? I have no clue. There is a small lake less then 10 miles from us we would use it on. The lake has a 7mph speed limit, so I don't need a big motor or anything. I'm thinking a 6 to 9 hp would be enough. A decent trolling motor and we would be set. Nothing bigger then A 9.9 because the other lake we could go to has a 9.9hp limit. So, anything I should know? We will just be going fishing a couple hours after work on days moms got plans and maybe weekend mornings while the girls are asleep and we can sneek out early and do some man things together! The main thing I hope to get out of this boat is some good bonding time with the boy. I know before long friends will have priority and the ol man will be pushed aside for awhile.