I love my Mohawk Solo 14 especially for it's stability & light weight. As a 1st-year canoe paddler, I found it quite stable in Class II waters. Maneuverability is not excellent but decent for this type boat (possibly the paddler is partly to blame) & since I prefer to kneel, I needed to raise the seat slightly to allow foot room. Also wish the hull & gunnel materials were heavier-duty, but that would most likely mean more boat weight. For the most part, the 39 lb. Royalite is serving me well.