Without any tabs, the Carolina Classic 32 exhibited considerable bow rise. However, it rises onto plane so quickly (four seconds) that it really doesn't matter. Putting tabs down prior to throttling up eliminates bow rise altogether, as well as cuts a full second off the time to plane, placing this boat squarely in the outboard time-to-plane milieu. Once up and running, the helm offers excellent visibility in every direction whether you're seated or standing. Turn the wheel a little and this 32 zigs and zags like a welterweight. Turn the wheel hard over at speed, and it lays dramatically into the turn, carving a smooth 180-degree arc in about four boat lengths.