Well I got 6 days of using the boat in the ocean for real, I was over in Catalina for a week with he family and the dog. Cruising, diving, wakeboard, diving plane, it excelled at all of it. I did determine that it's a young person's boat until I get a more substantial ladder built for it, it's a long way up getting back into it.
fuel consumption seems to be just over 3 mpg. the trip home was 36mph @ 11.25 gph, 26 mph @ 8.25 gph, and any other time I did the quick math I came up with similar results.
My beanbags from e-sea rider were a huge hit with the family and friends. Very comfortable, I just need the t-top to get them out of the way.
There are also 100 other little things for usability that need to be done, speargun racks, storage dividers, longer/shorter lines, the list is long but so far so good.
No fish, they all moved to the backside of the island when I got there but very warm water.