I just discovered this site a week ago and cannot stop reading all the threads! I have been in love with downeast boats for some time and being from Florida, where you rarely see them, that is saying something. The large center console, go-fast boats that are sold here never really appealed to me. I like solid, economical tanks!! A downeast from 30-33ft is in my future, just a matter of when. My intent is to retire and cruise the Bahamas for 3-4 days at a time. Couple of questions, what is meant by a wet keel? and what do you all mean by semi-displacement hull? Thank you to everyone!!!!