Another issue that I was disappointed with was the tracking. As long as I paddled, the boat tracked extremely well, but as soon as I would lay my paddle down and reach for my fishing rod, the boat would turn has if I had turned a rudder. Hopefully I'll fix this problem with a drag chain.
Love the idea behind this boat, but seriously wonder if any field testing took place. The Next was very easy for me to transport and even the seat provided good padding for my head while transporting. The jury is still out since this was only my first trip with the Next, but for now, I'm slightly disappointed in my purchase, but I see promise with a Second Generation Next.