I purchased this kayak for having a short adventure on the Florida west coast from Chokoloskee Island to the Turner River. At first, the kayak looked big enough for my gear and the length of the journey, but when I tried it in the sea water it did not track well at all, I had a very hard time trying to steer it even with the rudder. The seats will bend and not hold my back properly so I had to take extra effort in paddling even when I had reached the river mouth. The material holds well, I did not suffer any punctures but I had to quit the expedition disappointed. Even in the quiet river water, it was quite difficult to paddle since its really wide. Conclusion, I will not recommend this kayak for anything else than floating in it.