Originally Posted by Maximus
If you haven't tried a lot of the Boats...hopefully in a few different conditions IMO you've not done enough "studying".
IMHO, that's an often repeated line which is not helpful and slightly patronising
This guy has gotton his shortlist down to some very able craft (Yes, he should take a look at Ribcraft and Redbay). Unless he's Dag Pike, or at least very experienced, he could take every one of them out in every condition in the book and struggle to find a great deal of difference between them all.
He's not comparing apples and pears here, his has a tidy basket of apples.
He's come on here and asked the right questions, I'd say go get the best deal.
Honestly, how many brands did you trial and in how many varying conditions prior to buying your 545? Nothing to do with RC being 5 mins up the road?
I got lucky with my VM6.5, I VERY nearly bought a Avon Adventure.