Like all Hydra-Sports, the 2600 Vector has a completely wood-free structure, including molded fiberglass stringers and a high-density foam/woven roving sandwich forming the transom. Decks and hatches are composed of fiberglass and foam; the walking surfaces don't flex. The hull, a 23-degree deep-V with slightly reversed chines, is straight off the 2596 center console. Converting a center-console hull to a walkaround often meets with limited success; The bow lifts nicely, particularly as you trim the engines at higher rpm. At full speed, the feeling is almost like running a bass boat on a pad, with a light and responsive steering wheel. When you encounter rough water, a touch of the standard tabs, which are tucked away in transom pockets, drops the sharp bow and softens the ride.