Best Hull type?
It has been my delightful journey into adventure that has provided me with the insight that, whenever I discover something new, I find in myself new, untapped idiocy with which to approach it.
It is only my long experience in this area that causes me now to pause and wonder what the hell am I thinking and will it cause a flow of blood or a cacophony of sirens and running feet and opening stretchers. I try to avoid these things now.
Any good hull in the hands of a prudent and careful man will offer tons of fun. Go fiberglass. Think O''Day 22 possibly. Do not think MacGregor or Buccaneer.
Remember the little Vietnamese guy who was drifting of the coast of California for some months last year? It was a small, inexpensive little boat. Quite seaworthy.