Originally Posted by HowardZ
Thanks for all of the replies. I appreciate them. I haven't been around boating for a few years. I have a military background, Navy, I was the search and rescue coxswain on an aircraft carrier. I learned quite a bit but those days are long gone. I've owned a couple of boats since but only ran on Mosquito lake. I'm retiring in January and buying myself a retirement present! I absolutely want to take a safety course and possibly other courses as well. I noticed that the Power Squadron has a bunch of courses. I'm looking at a Scarab 255 Jet Boat (my wife fell in love with it at the boat show) and I'm thinking about looking into North Coast Marina. Has anyone ever heard of that marina? I was wondering how it was.
Looks like the "head" on that boat is in name only and is just an "enclosed changing room." Are you sure your wife is good with that? Also, that hull is a modified V geometry. The 20* deadrise, as advertised, is pretty good; but I'm willing to bet you'll be choosing your days very carefully or wind up pounding quite a bit. Make sure you run that boat in the usual Lake Erie 2-3' chop BEFORE you buy . . .
Congratulations on the retirement! And thanks for your service.