I have had this kayak about 15 years. Great yak for the price was short on tie down points for rear area, but was easy to add some. Stability is great. You can sit sideways with feet in water and not tip. Trade off is it is relatively slow because of the width. You can use scupper plugs and stay dry as long as you don't bring in paddle water. As a side, I use the cheap foam golf balls you can buy at walmart etc for scupper plugs. They work great.