The height was ideal for not only showing the deck of the boat, but it also allowed plenty of clearance to view the mirage drive. The stands handled the width of the relatively wide kayak perfectly and the kayak remained incredibly stable during the entire 4 day show. You know what's even better? As kayak anglers, we've long needed affordable stands for our boats as we rig for fishing trips. The boat stands are ideal height and plenty strong for our purposes.