I traded up from a 27 Kohler and a 15 boat to the 35 Vanguard Gator-Tail and the 18x46 Gator-Tail boat. I ran it this weekend for the first time, and cant wait to get back in it. It planes off and runs smooth and shallow real quick. The handling is excellent and the new rock skeg is bad to the bone. Kudos to Kyle, Hoyt, Tony, Lisa and the whole crew at Gator Tail. I ran up a section of river that I have never been able to get up in before, skimming right along in 5 to 6 inches of water with sand, silt and rock bottom. The 35 GT has real good response. I was able to cruise on plane at ¼ to 1/3 throttle and goose it up quick when needed. The load wasnt big, only two good sized guys, a tank of gas, push pole, a couple coolers, and two batteries. With that it popped up on top as soon as you turned the throttle up from idle. Fun to Run! Yall dont tell anybody about these because I like to be able to get away from the crowds. Reb'