Submitted: 09-26-2006 by Mdb1974
Incredibly stable in flat moderately choppy water due to pontoon style hull. When the hull gets sideways, however, in heavy surf the pontoons actually seem to work against you, there is definately a point of no return.
The boat is very easy to turn, but does not track tremendously well. The low profile keeps it out of the wind.
The unique hull design is not as much of a speed detriment as one would think and the boat is capable of comfortably making trips of 10 miles or more. When sprinting the flat hull between the sponsons actually planes a bit.
Some unexpected drawbacks are that anyone over about 140-150 pds will be sitting in water. Also, the deck around the scupper raises due to flex in the plastic trapping water in the deck. Other wise the scupper will completely and efficiently drain the cockpit when the boat is moving.
(A tennis ball makes a perfect plug for the oversized scupper.)
The manufacturers capacity estimates are , if anything conservative. I have had 400 pounds in it with out any problem.