Ah, the new owner would be me! This is my first fast boat (well, fast is a relative term, but it is certainly the fastest boat I've had) and I guess it's true- speed changes you. I love this thing. The acceleration is amazing, the ride quality is way better than I expected for a small light-weight boat, it's easy to drive, and it's inexpensive to fuel- it seems to get about 3MPG while cruising at speeds that exceed the top end of most other boats. What's not to like? (Other than possibly the 260's idle and dock manners and the lack of an alternator)
I've been running mostly larger offshore go-fasts over the last 20 years and each time at trade-in they successively got larger and in their own way felt closer to driving an "aircraft carrier". Looking back, one of my favorite boats I had over the years was a 15' Boston Whaler Sport with a 70 Yammer. It planned instantly, and was incredibly nimble. At full speed (47 MPH on the wish-o-meter) it packed air between the wings and rode far better than it had a right to. I reasoned that the Euro would do the same thing (but like it's on steroids) and I haven't been dissappointed. Now that I've worked out the electrical bugs (by replacing almost everything) it runs like a top and I can't wait for the weekends to get some seat time. The cool fall air should make for prime time river running. Are there other STV owners in WI that run the Wolf/Winnebago watershead?