Hi guys, New member here. Off and on reader of the forum for years. Really appreciate the information. I had an 18' Seaway center console years ago. Loved the smooth ride and downeast lines. Bounced around in a few other boats over the years (Sailfish, Boston Whaler), but always wanted to go back. In the process now of waiting for delivery of my new Seaway 24' Coastal Hardtop. Size, utility, efficiency and a Yamaha outboard should do the trick. I love the hull shape with the sharp entry angle and the hard chine. I fish a little, cruise a little, sometimes lobster, and just generally enjoy being out on the water. Fortunate to have access to a shared dock with my neighbors. No substitute for walking down to your boat, and I don't take that for granted, ever. Only downside is that we have 10-12' of tide change (coastal NH), and our dock goes to mud a few times each month when the tide charts go negative. As a result, an outboard is really the only option. The new boat should run beautifully with a 150 hp. The other big benefit for me is that the boat is built by Eastern, which is just 30 minutes away in Milton, NH. I've been able to pop up to the factory several times during the build to see the molds, hull, stringers, top structure, etc. I'll be able to visit again when its time to lay out the helm. I'll post some pics and hope to add some value to the forum in the years to come.