I've had my Coleman 17' for more than 20 years. The rest of the reviewers are right. On the bad side, the thing is slow and heavy. On the plus side it is cheap, durable, forgiving and with a large capacity. It has good positive buoyancy with the bow and stern floatation, and requires no maintenance. Also, it is quite likely that you can leave it unattended anywhere, and it will not be stolen.