I've had both. The Cuda 12 with rudder is a great boat and I'd recommend getting it if you don't intend to do multi day camping trips. The hatch sizes on the Cuda 12 are not ideal for packing a bunch of camping gear into. It is a little less stable that the Coosa because it is longer and not as wide. If you get the Cuda 12 without the rudder, you have wasted your money.
If you are going to do camping trips and want to stand and fish more, then get the Coosa and put an after market rudder on it from ACK. I do not like the Coosa HD. Too much going on, KISS (keep it simple stupid). Plus the way the cockpit is flat, you also have a hard time getting stuff into the hull of the boat on a camping trip. Not worth the money if you ask me.
I currently have a Big Rig and a Coosa HD. Both will be for sale soon.
Edited by Brady S (09/07/16 04:56 PM)
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