I’ve owned my Discovery 119 for almost 20 years. I use it mostly for fishing on lakes and rivers. It’s very stable, turns quickly and it can carry a ton of stuff. I even attach a small electric motor occasionally when I might be fighting wind while fishing. For years I have used a long, doubled-bladed paddle when traveling any distance with this boat; which is much more efficient than a single blade. I have the polyethylene model that weighs only 42 pounds. The boat is pretty much indestructible----it’s been stored outside since I got it and has only showed minor fading. I am about 5’ 7” and find the boat to be very comfortable but a taller person might find it cramped.