I have a 19' c-hawk, so far this summer its been all over the lower bay and 23 miles out of Hatteras. Great ride for a smaller boat, and dry unless you're really pounding. Very tough, no frills boat. Don't skimp on horsepower, they are relatively heavy. Mine has a 150 and it does well.
C-Hawk!!! In the 80's these boats ruled both sides of the Shore. Since then, the lack of dredging, particularly on the Seaside, has favored the Carolina Skiffs. But C-Hawk's are making a comeback. I've got a good rig for the flats but would love to have a big C-Hawk for the Bay. No frills, but a very able boat. At least the ones that I've been aboard.
Parker wanna be no no no set a parker an a c hawk next to each other an start looking c hawk is much heavier built then any parker. I would go the c hawk route I am not big on lots of thrills. It seems like boat builders are in a race to see who can fit the most switches in a dash here lately. I think the ideal bay boat would be a 22'or bigger c hawk center console with coffin box in front of console full width hard top with cobia tower. An wash down pump and bildge pump an basic lights nothing more.
CHawk has been around a long time. I choose a 21DV Carolina Skiff when I needed a skiff and I'm very pleased with it. I refused to deal with Ed's because they wouldn't put a jackplate on it saying it would void the warranty, Not so. I ordered the boat from Chatlee in Sanford, NC with jackplate from the factory and saved $4,000 from Ed price.