With Gordo, keep your mouth shut and watch him drive. You could learn how to drive a boat just by watching him. Gordo will never be over or under trimmed. No matter what the speed or conditions he is always in the sweet spot. Honestly, though is boat has been around the block a few times and really isn't representative of the typical AT.
You'll like the Pantera down there too. I got to drive one a couple of years ago and was amazed by it's rough water capabilites. A fast boat it is not, but it just loves that rough water. Oh, you will get wet, so keep that in mind.