It's a good boat. Rides good for the size of it. It can handle the rough descent if you don't get crazy. I personally owned a 29 single engine and thats is the way to go if you have the cash. Your still in a single engine but the ride is awesome compared to a 26. I had a 630hp whippled engine in mine and it smashed the rough stuff for the size. There isn't a huge price difference between a used 26 and a 29 either. So, good luck in your hunt!