My Buddies " Original" Midnight" sport deck ran 70 with 225 EFi's 400 gallons of fuel 6 people and bottom paint.
He has since stripped bottom painted boat and put new Quad 300 Optis on and is set off rev limiteres at 85mph on GPS with 28 Bravo Ones.
His boat is heavier than Midnight that I sold.
As far as the spray rails go, I know they work but never needed them in mine. I frequenlty went out in 3-5 foot seas and would criuse all day at 42 knots and never once would get wet or have boat beat my brains out at that speed. I have taken boat up to 50 + mph in 6 foot seas for extended periods and naturally felt some pounding as u would with any boat at that speed..in those conditions but not too un-comfatrable and never go wet. The Old Midnight is not a wet ride . Certainly not the fastest in the calm water, however I would put the old Midnight up against any comparable boat any day in rough conditions and would be 100% sure it would lead the pack.
I also have taken friends out that have owned large center consoles and they swore by my Old Midnight. One even sold his brand new 36 Yellowfin with trip Verados ..... he.couldn't believe the ride difference in the two.
As far as four strokes go.Im am not a fan. I will remain in the egg beater category. The new Midnights are enginereed for their weight. All of the old Midnights I have seen with Four Strokes have the Old Style Stainless Brackets which offer no Flotation and they have problems getting on plane. TOO MANY FAT GIRLS ON BACK!!!