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  Jon boat
  Posted by: Big_D on Sep-23-13 5:13 PM (EST)

I'm not kidding or being snarky.

There are a number of paddling platforms selling themselves as something that you can stand up in. can. However, remember that you also have to be able to sit down in them, which is actually harder than standing up. I mean the process of going from standing to sitting is harder than the process of going from sitting to standing.

You have a couple of good boats there already. If you want to stand, and those don't do it for you, you can look to buy something like a Jackson Cuda, or you can get a used jon boat and a couple of oars, maybe put a trolling motor on it for a lot less. Or you can maybe learn to use the boats you have.

It's not all in the boat. Remember the old adage, if it'll float it can flip. Some boats are better suited to standing and fishing than others, that's for sure. The ones you've got have a ton of primary stability, but I don't know whether there's a flat surface for your feet. If there is, they may work for you if you have the physical strength and balance to use them. Yoga may help, or standing on one foot for extended periods (while on land), and things like that. I'd recommend balance and strength practice regardless of whether you get a new boat or not.

Good luck. I hope you get some combination that works out really well for you.

- Big D

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