That will be fine for one guy under 200 lbs but you’re not going to take a passenger in it. If you’re planning to sit on the “cooler” portion in the back, the battery needs to go in the bow. That boat will be very sensitive to weight shifts. If you’re pretty agile you should be able to stand up and cast though.Bass flats I do like that design. Any other pics? I used tape and laid out a 10ft modified pirogue design on the kitchen floor to get a feel for physical size. At 10ft long, 30" bottom, and probably 12" sides, am I setting my self up for failure with a trolling motor? The livewell and Cooler would be glassed in and only 6" high to double as seats.
You haven't mentioned a budget, so that will of course make a huge difference, because materials are not cheap regardless of the design you choose. I just finished my 4th Bateau boat designed by Jacques Mertens, and depending on your budget you can definitely find a design on the Bateau sight to fit your needs. If you want a Gheenoe style boat, the SC16 is an easy build with minimal materials, stable enough for 2 young thin agile guys, and will plane no problem with a 6hp. Actually a 6hp will probably get you between 15 and 20 mph. If you want a little bit more of a flats boat look, and a better 2 man platform, the SK14 is a great boat. I weigh 175 and I got 16mph with a 6hp. The guy I sold it to put a 20 on it, so I'm sure he's getting in the mid 30's. Using all the best materials, including Okoume plywood, biaxial cloth, Awlgrip paint, and floatation foam under the sole, my cost was $2400 for the SK14. There are a lot of other designs to choose from, and you'll not find a better forum, with better advice and support anywhere, including the designer himself answering most questions within a day unless when he's off the grid on occasion. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask, I check the sight everyday. Good luck with whatever design you choose, it's a ton of fun I'm including a few shots of the SK14, and the GF16 I just finished. MikeView attachment 73132 Pirogue, I found one more pic of that skiff. This design is far from being a pirogue. It wasn't intended to be paddled . It poled fine. Obviously, the wider the beam the more stable it will be. I would consider increasing the beam on a 10' boat to 40" if your want to motorize it. Bateau has a few 12' and under motorized boat designs.
That looks like a nice boat, but not seeing the plans it's hard to recommend. Also, you have not said what your budget is, and that will help everyone with giving suggestions. Do you have a $1000 or $10,000 budget? Makes a big difference. Depends also on the materials used. You can use Okoume ply, the best and most expensive, next would be Meranti, than it's all downhill from there. Personally I would not use anything cheaper than Meranti, if you want a good boat, that's fairly light, and will last a long time. The punt shown is similar to the design of the Garvey 16 I pictured above, and it's available in a 14' plan as well. You could eliminate the middle seat and have wide gunwales for support, or 3" frames on the hull sides, leaving the middle of the boat open. Spend time on the Bateau sight and look at tons of pictures and builds, and look at all the study plans for boats in the size range you're looking for. There are a lot of Jacque's boats being built all over Florida, and in countries around the world, so the support on the forum is excellent.Wow these are all great plans to consider with some nice boats being built. Do yall think a "punt" would suit my applications better? I found free plans for the one below.