SevenCubed - 1:38 am on Sep 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ok I've sat on my hands long enough :p This seems like an odd post even for foo, and even for me, but seeing as how the mods have let it stand I'll jump in because nobody else has.
I don't own one per se, but many years ago when I first started boating I used one quite a bit for cod jigging near the Atlantic ocean (belonged to my father). I'm anticipating you are going to ask about handling characteristics? If yes I can help because I also used mostly wooden ones thereafter due to better stability on rough water.
Also size was about 5.5 metres (18 feet) with a 50 HP Johnson outboard. We didn't refer to it so much as a boat (because to me a boat is bigger) but in French we call them "Chaloupe Aluminium" -- I don't know if there is an English equivalent -- just Bing it in images and tell me if that's what you had in mind as far as boat goes.
Anyway here I go on and on and on...I'll let you respond instead of continuing to "assume"...