Originally Posted by captain planet
Sodar should be along any time now to chime in on this........
I agree, however I don't think there is much room behind the motor on the 214 for both a seat and trunk and that is why they did it the way they did. If your not interested in slalom, what you did was the way to go, however if slalom is your concern, the 214 outperforms the 209.
I was noticing the same thing while messing around with Design-a-boat. I was trying to scale the layout to figure if the engine was set further aft, if the doghouse was bigger or what else could make it this way. I came up with nothing!
To beat a dead horse, a 214/X14 with a traditional layout would be the cat's meow.