I have a '79 25' Fisherman with a 454 c.i. Crusader that I rebuilt several years ago at 3200+ hours. Everything that has already been posted is correct. Sometimes in backing you might have to go 270 degrees to port when your intention is to turn the bow 90 degrees to starboard, but aside from its low speed close quarters handling it is by far my favorite of all the boats I have had. The 454 is thirsty, speed is not blinding, but the hull will always bring you home. Buy it!