I just had my first outing with my new Guide this past weekend. I give it a 10 because it functioned exactly they way i expected. It only weighs 74 lbs and it's only $400, you can't go wrong. I floated and fished from it two days. Once with another person, combined weight 500 lbs, and solo the next. The performance was flawless. It's a great canoe. My only suggestion is that if you go solo. Invest in a kayak paddle and sit in the front seat backwards.