I very much appreciate all of your information. I have used it on Maine and Maryland lakes, ponds in Connecticut, and slow rivers in Maryland. It is so stable, I felt very comfortable putting my wife, me, 3 kids and gear for day trips in the craft. It has a keel of sorts that is so effective, raising paddles in the wind gives a very effective forward motion. It shows its use on the Allagash (some scrapes and FG repairs) but is still a sound and sturdy boat. The lines are beautiful to my eye. It is in Maryland now; maybe I'll have to take it for a trip down the Susquehanna in PA, and maybe interest my kids and grandkids.