I am considering switching out my Quicksilver 340S (converted to air deck) for something with a bit more performance. I intend to keep the 15hp Johnson OB in current use. I am specifically looking at top speed and forward speed with chop or decent waves (1-3ft.). Which of these two boats (AMI Advanced Cat and Zodiac Zodiac Fastroller 340 FR Acti-v or similar hi-pressure inflatable V floor) is faster in flat water? In chop? In theory which should be the Cat or the deep V style. They seem to be in the same price range (unfortunately). If anyone would also like to list any reasonable alternatives in each style that would be greatly appreciated. I do not have a specific budget, per se. But in this economy cheaper is better (assuming the same quality of course
Whilst i'm at which of these two boats should be more durable with regard to beaching and resistance to puncture.? What I am looking for is a near shore fast fishing boat that I don't have to patch all the time and which can get me from one spot to another fast or better yet home fast, if the weather kicks up. i mostly fish the bay (Jamaica Bay in New York City), but it would be nice to be able to poke my head out, if the weather is appropriate, without having to fear not being able to get back home if the ocean picks up quick, as it sometimes does in the bight.