Originally Posted by JMW
2. What makes a good RIB? We were told Ribeye rides the best and is therefore more comfortable and handles better
Many different things make a good rib, and they will be different for different people. Ribeye are certainly popular enough to have worked out the tick boxes for your sort of use. However I would treat with significant suspicion (as I suspect your post is doing) anyone who claims that one particular brand “rides” or “handles” best or provides more “comfort”. Even if a hull were truly a lot better than all the other competition at a particular size if you put a weaker engine on it, a helm who doesn’t know how to get the best from it, or load it up badly it could well handle a particular set of conditions worse than a supposedly worse brand.
Given most hull length variations are stretched versions of each other you might also suspect that some are closer to a sweet spot than others.