Ok, let's agree that there are compromises on all boats....and maybe this is splitting hairs/bows/waves, but does anyone have experience with flat bottom (mod v bow) Jons, Vs Jons w/a V hull carried all the way to the transom?
If so, let's talk 'degrees'
How many degrees of 'dead rise' make an 'effective' difference in ride...and at what height of chop/waves (6", 12", 18", 24", ?)?? Is 6 degrees going make a difference in ride? 8 degrees, or does it take 11 degrees or more (when the waves/chop are how high)?
Which begs the question about stability (not to mention additional HP to get the jon boat on 'plane' due to the v bottom Vs flat)...will it tip three or four inches when you walk to the the edge/rail (because that's the difference between the keel/centerline of the boat and the higher chine/corner at the edge of the boat) ?
W/out two identical length, width boats...one w/a v-bottom and one flat, will we ever know
The trade off of a 'slightly' better ride, for a more 'tippy' boat when you are fishing seems to be a no-brainer....assuming you are fishing more than you are 'riding'.... Then again....