My husband and I went out to try kayaks last weekend and I am hesitant on water due to my cochlear implant. I tried a couple of sit n, then a sit in...then I tried the sit on top Tarpon 120 and it was like I came home!! I really enjoyed paddling around in this!! I was recommended to try this by my SIL in Michigan. It did not have as much play in it and tracked better than the sit in I tried. Also, I will be able to get a rudder should I wish to. Also, I 'made' my husband try this and he ended up getting the Tarpon 14!!!