Originally Posted by BigFella
and a Ribeye (which seemed to be a fairly 'rough' ride)
I have to admit it is hard to judge one rib against another unless it is under the same conditions..
By aware also, that there are 2 very different Ribeyes! The Sport range are hypalon and quite heavy making a good touring boat, whereas the Playtimes are plastic and light making them a good fun boat, but not one you'd want out in a big sea, necessarily (more med than S.Coast!!)
I agree about rating in different conditions, and I'd go back to the point about how many of the boat are around. If there are plenty then resale is easier. A boat that doesn't have a big following will make the resale difficult.
You won't get it right first time, unless you spend the summer in and out of as many boats as you can find.