Originally Posted by wannabsailor
Nothing set in stone yet...any suggestions?
Personally I would choose the 26X, but you may not like that at all. The only reason I say the X is because it carries a much bigger engine and while I wouldn't trust the boat on plane, I wouldn't mind being able to get to a protected waterway in the event of a storm faster than with a little 9.9. Like I said, that's just me, you might feel completely different as the bigger engine will drink more. As far as engines go I have a Nissan 9.9 that does pretty well at pushing my Hunter 260 around and it's probably not the best on fuel but it isn't the worst option either.
I looked at the 26X before I purchased my Hunter. What model where you looking at?