Originally Posted by Low Flyer
Very true,I'm fortunate enough to run two boats. 8.6 m for cruising and rougher stuff and 5m for shits and giggles.
We have a 5.6 and a 8.9, We put 100 hours a summer on the 8.9 and 10 so far on the 5.6. The 8.9 is actually a little faster in top speed but we always cruise faster as the ride is so much smoother. I get the 8.9 in and out of the water on my own, only down side it takes so much longer to wash after a day out.
Not trying to discourage you, just my opinion.