Physics hasn't changed a bit - what's mostly changed is they've made a lot of big, heavy boats (120+lbs) with taller freeboard, and big tall (height-adjustable) chairs that you need to decide whether the trade-off is worth moving them distance in wind.
My buddy has a Mirage drive 16' Revo, and it's the fastest thing on the flats without a motor.
He also got a great deal on it, buying a blem at ACK Demo Days.
My opinion is always get the widest boat to stand, and get the narrowest if you don't care about standing, but do care about slicing through the wind.
Wilderness is offering a pedal drive specific to their Atak 140 - https://www.wildernesssystems.com/us/pr ... edal-drive
- I haven't tried it, but might be a good choice - however, the cost is every bit of the Mirage Revo.
Been paddling my Tarpon 160 the whole time you were away, and never tempted to paddle a different boat, though pedaling the Revo above has given me the bug.
My buddy above is 6'3" 240, and I'm 6'3" 215.
The Tarpon seat had just changed 10 years ago, and is still going - they also added slidetrax then - along with their hatch seals, and the parts are available for refurbishing older boats. Just replaced my lap hatch this year, second time I've replaced closed-cell foam strip seal in my bow hatch, and my seat bottom pad a couple years ago.
Viking has introduced a lower, slipperier boat in the Profish Reload, and a lot of people love them ByTB.