I am looking to trade my 17ft. Double Eagle for either a 18ft. SS or a 18.5 Thunder Jet. I'm looking at the 18 Carmanah or the 18.5 Thunder Jet. Most of my fishing is in the Ucluelet area in the summer and would also be using the boat in the Victoria area the rest of the year. Price wise the SS would be a little more but it comes with a 115 Yam. the TH has a 90 Yam. The TH is more finished but to me the SS seemed more solid. With the SS you can add options before purchasing, the TH comes as it is but you can upgrade the power if you want. There also seems to be more room at the back in the SS but is 7-2 in the beam whereas the TH is 8ft. I"m thinking it would be worth the sacrifice. I am leaning towards the SS but thought that I would ask for opinions here . Also one of the options I was considering was painting the inner side walls it is a pricey option at 2000.00 and now am reconsidering that, and instead maybe getting other options instead. Anybody with thoughts on which would be a better option would be appreciated.