I purchased this kayak last fall after I got tired of the uncertainty of renting them. My choice of water is the quiet reservoir near our home as well the local state park lakes-no white water for me. I love the stability of the Pescador 12 and even with the rocking from a few larger boat wakes I've never felt like I was going to end up in the water. I am 5'9 and there is plenty of leg room and I don't feel cramped even after a couple hours on the lake. The seat is better than most others I tried out but as our trips get longer I may need to add a bit more lower back support. There are scupper holes under the seat so I recommend plugs for them if you like a dry seat. I was so pleased that I purchased two Pescador 10's to have for use by friends and kids.