I guess it depens on the boat. I have never ran the Otters but spoke to a few that have. Space in storage is a concern. I have been told they track better in the waves but I have no personal knowledge.
Now as for boards--- That I have some first had knowledge. But I must hedge that it has been on a smaller boat, 16' Smokercraft. We mounted the mast as far up front as we could go. Right in the triangler board at the bow, next to the trolling motor, can't get any father forward type of thing. We had a 4' mast manufactured by Cannon with the Cannon boards. Pulling 4 rods on Lake Erie, we made a lazy turn and the line came across and "hooked" under an eylet on the rod in the foreward holder and pulled that rod out of a Tite-lock holder and offered it up to the fish gods. Not a problem except that it was a custom rod to a matched set of 4.
An hour later, we had the same thing happen but caught it before the rod went over. I guess what I am tring to say is that if you are able to mount the mast up farther forward or up higher as in a hardtop style boat, then the mast set up would be a great choice. If you are looking at a small boat, in my own opinion, inlines are the way to go. I have gone to the inlines 'roach boards' and love them. I can run core off them and they track very well. With the adjustible keel weight it is very easy to adjust them for the conditions.
As far as the mast set-ups go, I would imagine that different boards track better than others to eliminate my misfortunes. I just have not had the inclination to "test' any others..
I do like my roach boards..