I have a 1991 23 Open which I think is the same boat that your are talking about. It is very well made but i think it is very different from the modern 245 as it weighs only 2200 lbs bare hull weight. The new ones are much heavier. I can compare it to a Scout 23SF that I rented for a week last year. The Intrepid rides much better in the steep chop around Vineyard Sound than the scout did. There is no foward seating in mine and there is on the newer ones. Mine does not need any tab and if anything rides better with more weight in the stern. It feels much bigger than the Scout did in terms of room. The Scout had good storage in the console where there was room for a potty as well as skis, wakeboard etc. No such storage in my intrepid. Greg”