I bought my Zoar years ago, since then we have put in many miles together in all sorts of water environments. I have no regrets about this purchase. Since I am approaching 70 years of age, the Yak weight is now becoming a problem (as it would with any yak), but I work around it. If I had to start again tomorrow, I would still buy a Zoar. "Tacklebox" and I have many miles to go before we sleep.