-- Last Updated: Jun-22-10 8:02 AM EST --
The first was glass, ~80lbs. You can bet I got one in Kev ASAP, ~65lbs. Loved the boat at the time, but after I learned to paddle, the V bottom and straight keel line became limiting issues.
The V lowers block co-efficient and aids tracking, but compromises handling. V bottom boats don't do inside heeled, skidded turns well because they present the outer flat of the V almost square to the water, which compromises the stern skidding around.
V hulls are friendlier to outside heeled turns; the stern V presented very flat to the water when heeled away from the turn. Outside heels also take advantage of the bow carving into the turn, which makes for a snappy maneuver.