I've had a jon boat and a multi species Deep V boat before but the Susquehanna river is full of ROCKS! This has caused me to move on to kayaking and i love it but sometimes I want to be able to go further without paddling.(dunno if you guys know that! lol) So I've been in my buddies boat a few times and he has a 16' jon with a jet motor on it and we can go in water just inches deep when up on plane. My only problem is, will I have the "guts" to put the throttle down and go through rocky areas on plane, and is this something I can learn and be safe with? I have a HEALTHY HEALTHY fear of the river and I am not a wild man, I want to be safe but be able to use the boat to its full potential. The boat I'm looking at is a USED 2008 grizzly all welded 14' (yes 14) with a 25hp on it. Your thoughts?!?!