Miles, I started just like you on the OSO searching for the right boat. First I said I had a budget and wanted something in the range of 28-38ft. All i new is I wanted a nice offshore. I ended up with my first boat that i found right here on OSO. it was a 36ft Outlaw by Baja with twin Merc 500hps. I can not say enough about the boat and the quality. Everytime I was out on the water i had nothing but compliments. And for the year next to similar brands and size boats it looked like a brand new boat. Everyone thought it was near new. I would seriously consider looking at the 29 Outlaws. There is a 2003 29 on Boat Trader for 40K with twin 496 HO motors. I bet he would take 35K in this market. Real nice boat.