Submitted: 10-21-2008 by ultralight
I rate this boat a 9, instead of a 10 because of quality issues. Mine has a lot of porosity and a couple of small bubbles in the skin coat. As far as paddling, it is a 10. My wife and I have paddled ours loaded in the BWCA, and unloaded on big rivers and lakes near our home. It does it's intended purpose very well. That is, carries a load and goes from point A to point B quickly, and handles rough water beautifully. I don't understand the stability concerns expressed by some. I would rate this boat as very stable, especially when loaded correctly.