2. Not really considering you a liar, but maybe lied too! Maybe the "captain" was working on the NT and knew he wouldn't be able to put in a worker's comp claim after a ride in the NT and he knew in a TG it would be an easy claim!
No one will ever be convinced a 38/39 10K lb boat will ride better than a 43(closer to 45) that weighs 2-3K more.
Tom you have an awesome boat, one of the best looking and fastest 39's out there. No one is knocking your specific boat or brand but contrary to popular belief the "#1" isn't "#1" at everything.