Well said, and I totally agree, Carnuba, but ...
Myself and many others live in remote areas where there are few, if any dealers, zero demo or rental boats, friends usually paddle just a few brands and rarely the newer models (remote is often more economically downscale) or ones that are obscure or harder to get.
Sooo ... We have to do things like my usual Buy & Try system (used or demo boats) or we have to do a two-day round trip that costs 1/4 the cost of a used newer boat to demo the major 5? brands on unfamiliar waters.
So please tell me how the boats feel to you!
) ... So I can make less risky Buy & Try decisions.
-- I just put a refundable deposit down on a used Karma M, but there's a Recon 83 for a similar price elsewhere, even further away.
I hope the Karma isn't too fast for me and my occasionally infrequent boating that can lead to rusty/slow reactions