O.K., there's a lot of talk about boats for skinny water from jons and mod-v's w/ jets to the River-Pro to Carolina Skiffs and even 24' plate boats w/ 7' beams. It's time to sound off. I have a boat that can handle some seriously shallow water, but I'm always looking to upgrade. Later this year or early next I'm going to be in the market for a new, bigger, boat and I want to hear the best and worst of boats for skinny water so when it comes time, I'll get exactly what I want. My current boat is a Lowe 160 SPL 16.5' mod-v w/ a Johnson 50/35 jet. I can do about 25 in 6-8" of water, but I'm not real fond of the walk around room or the fact that I use about 3 gallons of gas on an average 4-6 hour fishing trip. I'm thinking of an open floorplan with a forward console, something that will be very even in the weight distribution so she'll get on plane faster and won't be back heavy. I still have to convince the "finance board", but I should be able to have everything in place by early fall. So what I want to know is: What kind of skinny boats are people running and why? What's good about it? What's bad? What would you do to make the perfect skinny water vessel?