I've been looking at that 88...and agree, its sick. I had already decided the best route for me to go was the 2001 long before I posted this, but as I've been shopping for old Nattys I got to thinking about the lack of a new boat in the lower priced market...hence the reason for the initial post. It was totally off-the-cuff and basically no thought was put into the comment, which has been evidenced by the thrashing I've taken on it
and the scratching I've had to do to explain myself.
Naturally, because of my love for the sport I'll make the time and find the funds to fix-up an older boat.
I love the old nattys and plan on a finished product of something like this: