Have been using my Necky 10 for a couple of years now on flat inland lakes, a fairly slow but busy river and in the very busy urban Chicago River and I am very happy with it. I have the drop down skeg and no tracking issues or problems maneuvering. It is very stable and no problem making it through the boat wakes. I like the big cockpit for easy in and out and room to stretch out when taking it easy on the lakes. I have seen complaints about the seat but I find it comfortable and I like the backrest, There is good storage in the covered compartment. I am a 5'4", older female and even though it is not so heavy I do need help getting it on and off my car roof.