I've heard the slow thing tossed around a lot, and they won't go to weather.
The derogatory nickname for IP's is Island Piglet's by the way.
Mine seems to go to weather well, and isn't slow assuming greater than 10 kts of wind, what she is not is a light wind boat, takes 6 kts to make her move, but it takes 6 kts to make my slip mates Lagoon
38 move too. I seem to go to windward much better than he does as well.
But put me in 20 or more kts of wind, seas 6 ft or greater, and often I'm the fastest boat of my size out, truthfully most don't go out, but the IP's niche is foul weather.
That video that was posted, I'd bet there was minimum damage if any at all, and watch that video, she is hitting the bottom, hard on several occasions. My slipmate, the one with the Lagoon
, their last boat was a big Hunter
, maybe a 450? Anyway they totaled it around the coast of Ga somewhere going aground in waves, busted the grid completely I was told and the boat wasn't repairable.
On the fuel thing, I've toyed with lashing 100 gls on the foredeck in a bladder cell before we head
to the Pacific, then maybe selling, giving away or storing the bladder once there. But that's three or four years away.