My Odyssey is 14'2", Royalex, 49#, Adjustable thwart option, about 17 years old? Would rate it about eight and a half. I have somewhat of a love / hate relationship with this canoe but overall yearn to take it out again. Only a couple cons, it is very tippy when entering or exiting the boat, and it is not terribly efficient for fast flatwater paddling.. I have mine set up fairly narrow but, at least in front, I could set it a hole or two more narrow. I have the rear thwart set one hole wider than the front so the section behind the seat can fit my folding bicycle. I usually sit on the floor on a PFD cushion and use a kayak paddle most of the time, switching to the seat and canoe paddle for a change or if I'm wet. I don't count on staying dry in this boat. Another reviewer said he lowers the seats in all his solo boats 4-5", and I think I'm going to make that modification myself. Sitting on the floor the boat is quite stable and handles light enough that I can usually get out of trouble. The boat handles lighter than it is, but it's 49pounds feel light after handling our other boat (88#). Although it probably has thousands of small scratches and gouges, it still looks pretty good, has proven to be a very tough boat. Another reviewer said the boat tracks well but is tough to turn is dead opposite my experience. Setting the thwarts narrower gives the boat more overall rocker, so the boat's shape can change handling.