Hey guys, looking for some feedback here. I may be selling my current boat soon and I have a few boats I'd like to replace it with. One of those options is a 2014+ 22 TE. I have spent a tremendous amount of time on a friends 2004 22 TE with 200 hpdi Vmax and I've always been a big fan of the boat. It's holding up pretty well considering he runs it hard, way harder than I would if it were mine. I have a pretty good grasp on the running characteristics and quirks of that hull and would like to hear from someone that has spent time on both as I have never run a current production model TE.
I really like what PF has done with the changes they have made over the years, the current generation seems like a much nicer more refined product. But outside of the obvious changes how does the new gen run compared to the original? Is it a more solidly built boat? Current gen is heavier I am assuming less efficient? Does the new gen ride better/heavier in the bay chop? Any pros/cons I am missing?
For or what it's worth I would most likely shop a lightly used 250 sho powered boat, but if it makes sense financially I'm not opposed to ordering one with a 200 sho and starting with a basic/clean slate I can upgrade over time just the way I want which is simple and efficient vs loaded with options. Thank you to anyone that may have any insight on this.