I see sutble deference's the riding characterics of each design, but I'm wondering how each performs while drifting? We are seeing more DE style boats in our commercial fisheries here in CA every year. We are looking at several as replacement dungeness crab boats as they have performed very well in that fishery. However, another large part of our fishing accurs "on the drift" and there is a reservation as to how snappy a skeg or built down vessel would be a 20-25 knots and a honest 3-5 foot chop. We see that kind of weather every afternoon from May-Sept in San Francisco. I'm not suggesting that a skeg built boat wont perform well, just wondering how it might perform. We see many smaller boat operators using drfit socks/sea anchors etc with good success to turn the boat either bow or transom forward depending of the boat. But that strategy on a 40 footer isn't very feasible as it requires a massive sea anchor.