I purchased the 14 ft Pungo from Rutabaga in Madison, WI 3 years ago and would not only highly recommend the Pungo but found the sales staff at Rutabaga to be very knowledgeable and friendly. This was the first kayak that I've purchased and have used it on rivers, up to class II, flowages, and small and large lakes. I have found it to be extremely stable and fast for a recreational kayak. It tracks great and is very comfortable even on all day trips. I've fished out of it many times and have found it to be very good for fishing, but will have to install rod and paddle holders...thanks for some great suggestions on how to install these. I would definitely have to rate the 14 ft Pungo a 10!!