I spend quite a bit of fishing time in an 18 ft tiller Lund
Alaskan, an older flat-hulled model. I agree with JimW:
it's a boat you feel you're riding on. By the way, if you're
comparing it to other boats, you may want to check the
centerline length of the Alaskan you're looking at to see
how close to 18' it actually is. Centerline line length is
about 17' on the older "18 foot" Alaskan.