Deiter and some of you guys that drift fish with pontoon boats give me some insight. If you had a totally bare pontoon deck and were starting from scratch and you wanted to build the best drift fishing boat how would you rig it? What do you want that you dont have or what do you have that you wont do without. What I'm planning on doing to build in a drift fishing option on mine is first move all the railing forward doing away with that 2 foot or so deck in the front that wont be used and making around a 3 foot open deck in the rear. Primarily to land fish without hassling with railing and gates. Netting isnt an option with me. Skinned knuckles prove I was indeed catfishing. If money were not a contributing factor what type of trolling motor would you have? What would like your trolling motor be able to do? I'm in a designing phase of a trolling motor system but I am stalled at the moment in search of the right part that is critical to a part of its fluid in motion function.