BigBoater, The cuddy layout is what I like the best on that Scarab. I totally understand the Helm bench being a PITA. Although it would mostly be the wife next to me and I generally have to beat her off with a stick as it is.
Bert, that PowerQuest is pretty nice. How are they for quality. How about issues? Id hate to have to fear stringer or transom rot issues... although that's a fear ill probably have regardless.