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I finally resorted to an expert Licensed Maine Tour Guide to verify that the boat was the issue. Pros for this boat- it is spacious and the seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust, even on water. Fortunately the dealer is reputable and took the boat back for a full refund.
The Manitou 146 and the Cayuga 14 are both looking good after on-water demos.