We didn't sit still much in our test. Even when we tried, a tidal current in the coastal waters had us drifting, though we could have countered it with the trolling motor in place. When asked to jump out of the hole, the 194 did so like a good fishing boat, hitting plane at 3.3 seconds. And with an economical 4.3-liter MerCruiser doing the work, we came within a click of 50 mph. Given more time, we would have found a back bay, dropped the trolling motor and spent the day catching dinner, without burning another drop of gas.