Fishing, touring, pulling the gang on a tube ... like many deck boats the 228 proves able for all. Where it stands out is in the fit and finish. The nonskid is a grippy, easy-on-the-knees oval pattern. Hatch lids are finished on both sides, which looks great and means they clean with the wipe of a rag, rather than the scrub of a brush. The 12-volt receptacle in the console is a weather-tight Marinco model. Opening the engine hatch, I liked the easy-to-access battery placement and handy shelf for spares and tools. My smile faded a tad upon noticing that the fuel line runs through the bulkhead without chafe protection. That aside, most deck boats have a reputation for being entry-level in rigging and finish, but the 228 is put together as though Tahoe expected an old salt to own her.