I picked this kayak up on Craigslist for about half off and am loving it. I also got my wife a Caribbean 12’ sit on top. The Sandpiper paddles beautifully and is relatively easy for my overweight self to get in and out of. It tracks really well and have been able to edge it to make nice turns. I’m a little overprotective of it on cement launches because of the beautiful finish. Mine is blue and gray on the bottom which seems to attract manatees. My only complaint is that there’s is no storage inside or cup holder inside. I bought a suction mount cup holder which works well with an insulated water bottle. The frame seat is really comfortable. I’m taking a Texas scramble deep water reentry class next month. I’m anxious to see how that goes with the frame seat. I deducted one star for lack of interior storage. I also prefer foot pegs that can be adjusted without having to reach down deep to my feet.