Well after our 3 hour drive to Catawba Island today I called about a boat 15 minutes from our marina...lol. We used to dock right by him our first year but I don't remember much about the boat. It's a 1998 270 (9'2" beam). It has the 7.4 MPI, vacu flush, generator, and trailer. The bimini canvas is dry rotted and shot. The boat has been sitting since last summer due to the owners health issues. They said the cockpit cover is still in good shape. So planning on a survey no matter which boat we buy but anything in particular I should look out for on this boat? Is this one of the models that are plagued with soft decks? Wasn't originally planning on anything this old but we had been thinking along the lines of a 260 but not many of those have the genny. The 270 might be just right. I can still tow it with my truck (with a permit) and have a little more room than the 260. Just wish they made a radar arch for this one...lol. And no aluminum arch! I would need to do a tune up, oil changes and impellers right away. It will suck not having a bimini for the rest of this year but the guy that made mine for our 250 charged me $2100 for ours with Sunbrella and all new hardware so probably not much more than that for a 270. So good boats? We will be on the Ohio river 99% of the time.