A friend of mine is considering buying a new boat and is undecided between a bay boat and a flats boat. (I think he is leaning toward a bay boat though). If he decides on a flats boat he is checking out a new Egret, and since he knew I had a fiberglass Egret for a number of years and now have a CK he asked me if it is worth it to spend the extra money for the CK. He is aware of the weight difference and that the CK is stronger, (how much I don’t know) but is concerned about the CK’s rumored to not ride as well. I really didn’t know what to advise him. I haven’t notice a big difference in ride quality but then again conditions aren’t always the same. I can’t say anything bad about the fiberglass hulls, mine was 15 years old and didn’t have one stress or spider crack. I hardly had any chips in the fiberglass.
He talked to one owner of a fiberglass hull who told him there was a huge difference in ride comfort, and not to even consider the CK.
For those of you who have owned or are familiar with both, what would you advise him to buy and why.
I suggested he call Frank about his concerns, but he would rather hear from people who own and use their boats.
Of course I did tell him about how cool the inside of the hatch covers on the CK look when you open them.