Not 100% sure yet but I may end up having to put my 8'6" Hot Gen up for sale - managed to shut the nose of my everyday log in the door of the van & waitin to find out if it's repairable. If it ain't i'll have to sell the 8'6 to be able to afford a new log
Don't know if it's what you are after but there's a fair few threads on here that will vouch for the quality & user-friendly aspect of the Hot Gen. It was shaped by Tim Mason in Septmber of last year - take a peek at his website for some info & pics if it's not something you are familiar with. There's also some good threads on here about mid-length hulls & some very knowledgeable folk - 'board design' section should help you get your head round the different models & their rideability etc.
Let me know if you are interested & i'll get back to you when i've found out if the log is salvageable or not!