Just got one of these for my birthday, took it out today with my son and what a pleasure it was. He has an OT Otter (I also have one) and with the increased weight capacity, I was able to ride in places where I would normally have been walking. Seems very stable and fast with a 2 blade paddle. I doubt that I will ever use my otter much now. The original owner had added home made foot braces which worked very good. Very happy with this boat, can't wait to use it more.