I tested Pursuit's OS 285 in short, breaking 3' seas, with some 4-footers thrown in for good measure. Running at 30 mph, the boat didn't come down hard, but the landing was abrupt. So I throttled back to 3500 rpm and 26 mph and dropped the recessed trim tabs a notch -- the ride smoothed out noticeably. The heavy spray tested the hardtop and canvas: Not a drop came inside. Dual windshield wipers gave great visibility. While drifting, the OS 285 lay slightly downsea, remained stable, and obeyed steering input with a simple turn of the twin 250-hp Yamahas. Running with the seas was a breeze, with tabs full up and engines trimmed out. There was nary a rattle, bang, or shudder.