I had one in my "fleet" that I fished for several years. It was 9'x42" and beat up BAD. However, it was easy to get in/out of the truck/water, rowed nicely and was stand up stable. I caught allot of fish out of that boat! Sold it (stupid of me) when I completed a cedar strip copy winter project. (which eventually got sold as well. ) Hmm, I need another!