I am looking for a 20' deep vee aluminum for bays, estuaries, and nice ocean. I have had a smaller covered bow aluminum and liked it but open bows seem to be the norm. Something about scooping some blue water into the open bow makes me want to go for the covered bow again. Even the big scuppers dont seem like they would drain fast enough in the open bow boats. I am also questioning whether I should spring for the extra $1000-1500 buckoos for air ride seats (which seem to get rusty looking quickly). Interested to hear from those who have experience in these decisions.