Hi, I am new to the boating scene, but am very familiar with building hot cars and motorcycles. I've got the bug to pick up either a jet boat or v-drive, but know absolutely nothing about boats. Are there any particular brands that are more desirable, and what brands or models are the undesirable. I would appreciate any help, I really would hate to buy something I don't want. BTW I am looking at a 74 sleek craft 18ft boat at the moment.