I'm looking for thought on the benefits of buying a 1970's vintage 16 for next summer vs waiting another year or two to buy a Getaway. I am a complete novice, but had someone give me a ride on a 18 with wing seats and got hooked.
My biggest concern is my size. 6'4'', 230lbs and I will probably be riding with kids most of the time, unless I can talk my landlocked buddies into the boat (they are also my size).
The cost difference between the boats is $800 vs 6k.
The H16 has a max load of 800 lbs if I read the chart correctly. Does this load include the weight of the boat (which I believe is around 300lbs)?
Do you think the 16 is a good boat to start on? (I will take lessons)
Thanks for your thoughts