I bought my canoe 4 years ago to fish the lakes north of Tulsa Oklahoma with my 7 yr old son. He is now 11 and we were looking at "upgrading" to a tracker bass boat to gain more space, when my son suggested we just buy a second canoe.. We have both stood and fished in this boat at the same time. When I bought it, I bought the out rigger kit as well. We used it about 2 times, The boat is so stable, they were just in the way. I think my boy was right we will just buy another canoe....more mobile than the bass boat, and I will not be boat poor.