Jklingel, thanks for your reply. The Ribcraft 6.5 is a very comfortable riding boat. I have only had the boat for a few months now, so have not had the opertunity to test it in any real weather!! The most i have been out in was approx 30k gusting 35k in sheltered waters. This gave a short steep sea of about 2m max. In this, she handled brilliantly! Pushing the throttle was a wild ride, but slacken off to about 20k, and she becomes a very stable and surprisingly smooth ride!
My boat is just over ten years old now, and i think that the new 6.5 is slightly different, but in what ways i do not know.
Anyway, hope you enjoy your new craft like i am with mine!!!