the old layout was a center console...great for fishing, but terrible for duck hunting some success and some failures. hunted the housy pretty well early and when I finally when to the coast I had mixed success. few if any puddlers moving....saw few bluebills where I went, but saw big flocks of golden eyes. but when busted, never came back.... didn't get a lot of hunts because I was working on the new boat rig, blind and all... came out great and am very happy...biggest upside other than the boat-blind was an 8 band week last week....2 stainless steel brant bands( my first SS bands) and 6 goose bands. 5 in one day!!! destroyed a trailer axle and hub....but ill be back out by the weekend. I got lenco activated trim cylinders mounted on my flotation pods, so I can pull them out out of the way when running, and drive them down under water when in the shallows to help keep the prop off the bottom! didn't get any widgeon, or gadwalls this season in ct! did take 2 days on the finger lakes for a redhead show that needs to be seen to believed!!