- I enjoy the dual front cockpit layout and overall design style of the Barrelback, but....
- I prefer the size and the "simpler" build of the Ski-King.
As far as the Ski-King goes, I don't know if stretching it a foot forward would allow enough balance to shift the rear cockpit in front of the motor. I don't hate the design, but would love a 17' Barrelback.
At the end of the day I'll be happy with either style, just thinking that this is going to be a cruiser more than anything, so having all 4 people (when we have guests) to be within earshot might be a fun way to go. This is why we plan and ask questions, right?
Thanks for reading, and advice!