My first sit on top. I must say, it was much more comfortable and maneuverable than I thought a sit on top could be. Very stable, will turn on a dime. My 11 year old was in my sit-in boat and we went out for about 2 hours. It takes a little re-thinking on paddling though to keep it from wavering back and forth as you power stroke it. This is easily solved by dipping only about half the paddle blade in the water and easing the stroke a bit. Once done, it tracks pretty well. All in all a very nice boat. Haven't tried to stand up on it yet but am camping for the next 4 days so who knows what will happen. I'm totally impressed by this boat.