I have a ten foot Jon, it is equiped with a small trolling motor, I have never run the battery down all the way and I am unsure actually how long it will last. I would hate to run out of power when I am quite some distance from my launch site. So I looked at motors, yikes, they are not cheap, $700 at least for a new one. Then I saw some guys in kayaks and canoes, they really move along quite well. I understand my Jon Boat is no streamlined canoe, but I was wondering if just installing a set of oars would be ample to get me where I am going. Keeping in mind its a 10 foot Jon and I would not be going too far out any way. A couple of oars and the row locks would be about $100 and a lot less weight than a motor, the gas would never run out I could even eliminate the trolling motor and battery and that is close to 80 pounds I would say. Am I being to frugal and silly or do people have Jon Boats with just oars.