Hello, please can you give me some guidance about the relative strengths of this design. From what i have read they seem to be rather poorly regarded cpmpared to the 2s and 4s. Not a quick planing boat and not great on restricted waters or rivers. What is the reality? Thank you in advance.
"This design was in concept somewhere between the Smokers Satisfaction and the Summer Wine. Essentially the Smokers was well known for its ability to carry weight, and the Summer Wine was a design for lightweights. The Wine's classy performance caused the well-built fraternity to pester Phil Morrison for a Wine that would carry weight. NSM stands for “New Smoking Material”.
On restricted water it'd be absolutely fine, though a summer wine might suit your weight better if it's windy - an NSM i or II will tack better though. The other point is that most low tank boats were upgraded to raking rigs. You can't really do that effectively with a high rank hull and if you do the hull isn't stiff enough without reinforcement. An nsm II with a raking rig might well be more up your street even though on paper you aren't heavy enough for it.