The bottom is designed in such a way that it tracks wonderfully and I can finally keep up with the crowd without fighting for it. I can finally have that relaxed paddle I have been hoping for. The boat is very sturdy and the seat is comfortable. Love the deck in the back which is big enough to take the dog or a large cooler. Of the Perception Montour 11, Caster 12.5 and this Pescador 12, this one is by far my favorite for day touring!