Posted by: oldgeezer1 on Jan-10-13 5:23 AM (EST)
The poster above hit on something critical when he mentioned that the Pintail is slow in flat water but relatively fast in rough water.
There is no question that boats perform much differently in flat vs. textured water.
The Nordkapp is one. It is not super fast on flat water, nor super maneuverable, but it seems to come into its own in rough water and seems fast in these conditions and quite maneuverable.
My Greenlander Pro is somewhat the opposite in rough water in that it is very maneuverable on flat water, but somehow less so in textured water. Boats perform much differently in rough water and what may not feel right on flat water (the analogy about the Nordkapp being like a Jaguar needing a lot of maintenance) may not hold true when the boat is used in the conditions it was designed for.