I've heard the cobra gives a particularly hard ride, is this true?. I won't need it to cope with huge all the time but it will need to deal with 1m-1.5m wakes which are so frequent in the med. Related to that, a question of size ( rather than start another thread). Having rented a 5.2m Valiant i found it was too short and ended up bogged down in the swells( v.uncomfortable). Whereas the 6.4m Stylmer i rented was superb, rode across the top of the waves, and i was able to do 45knots in comfort no problem. Then used a Zodiac Medline III, found that it was much more of a big boat to handle. It stuck to the water more due to its weight. Therefore will i find that at a certain lenght ( e.g. 6m ) the handling characteristics change or is it more down to the hull?. I wouldn't want to buy a 6m rib and then find it couldn't cope as well as the 6.4m i rented. I am considering a 6m, i've looked at the cobra 6m and the medline II because they suit my needs best in terms of layout and towing.
I know there is alot of experience across the forum, and the views of owners and unbiased experienced forumites will be more useful than the dealers. Since i am new to ribbing, i'm trying to learn as much as i can, but there's no substitute for experience.