Hello - I'm looking to get a Jon boat for small lake/river fishing. Mostly I'm interested in getting one where I fish relatively close to shore w/out having to deal with people yelling at me for trespassing (whether or not they are the owners, it seldom stops people from putting "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs all over the place if they know the owners aren't paying attention to their land). So, I was thinking about a used 12' jon boat, mostly because I want something I can throw on top of my 4Runner (160lb carrying capacity on the roof rack). The problem is this: I'm a big guy, and I foresee carrying something like 500lbs in the boat including myself, my dad, and gear. I have been fishing from canoes for about 20 years, including bow-fishing [while standing] from a canoe, so I'm not overly concerned about stability, but I don't want to buy something that is dangerous . . . at least not more dangerous than a canoe oooh:. And I don't know if a 14' will go on top of my 4Runner . . . . What do you boat guys think? Do you suggest a certain brand or transom height? I'm also interested in flat bottom, since I'm planning on landing on muddy banks. thanks for the help in advance!!