I am a little confused conf: I have always thought that a boat's LOA was the measurement from bow to stern. Does it include the outboard bracket? The marine survey on my boat lists it as having a 21 foot LOA but the Stabicraft website doesn't list it as that long, who is correct? Also, do most manufacturers advertise LOA as the size of the boat? Finally, if crossing the bar under restricted conditions how do you determine if you fall in a certain category? I figure if anyone knows the answers to my questions, my Gamefishin buddies will.. Tup: Thanks in advance..