that you can spend a whole lot of time looking for the best sea boat (with good residual value) - I know, I did (and still do) - without solving another important piece of the puzzle: yourself (although for all I know you could be an absolutely expert driver, and lucky, to boot). But, take a look at the article on this page (http://www.hotribs.com/02articles/00...delta-ribs.asp
On this note, I am also grateful to Tony (Gsy) for putting me straight in a non-nonsense way when he wrote in a thread just recently:
[the boat] "will handle all the Crap out there BUT YOU WON'T. It will be WET, BUMPY, and NOT FUN."
Having said that, I am interested in people's replies to your questions, and hope we get a good, intelligent, informative discussion re. this matter.