Just an update - didn't go with the console! Chewed too much room in the boat! Went with the 20' 36 hp, four points for spuds, I installed blinds with grass, custom mounted 4 pedestal air ride seats, rock gaurd, landing light spot on the bow,LED in the boat for early mornings! What a boat! Test drove it in Louisiana in the Bayou. Awesome in the mud! Three guys half fuel no gear about 23 mph. During hunting, two guys, gear, dog, 6 doz dekes, blind on boat, 18.6 mph. Wind has a big effect on boat but that would be consistent with all 20' flats I think! We took the boat into 3'+ waves. Was slow but handled it no problem! (We did this under controlled conditions so we knew what it could do if it had too!) With respect to the cold weather I spoke about earlier, yup it's cold at freezing time! We wore face masks to drive as it can be cold and wet! Motor starting in cold weather, choke and start no problem!!!! Boat does slide on the thin ice a bit during turning so had to be a bit careful! Mud, bullrushes, ice..... nothing more than iceberg lettuce salas behind the boat with a mud covered dressing!!! We tried to get it stuck. Didn't happen! Could always put it in reverse and cal it out! Awesome boat!!