I bought this canoe several months ago 4/06 and have used it several times. I like the fact that it is light. Makes it easy to load on and off my Jeep. The seats are low which helps a little with the primary stability but they are not the most comfortable. It tracks okay and has great secondary stability. It paddles easy and moves along pretty good. It's a no frills canoe that would be great for beginners or someone on a budget.