I recently returned to paddlesports having had a sea kayak, and canoe in the past. With the help of my local retailer I selected the Fox 14 because I wanted a solo canoe for ease of entry for day trips on local inland lakes. I launched the Fox from the dock at my local ramp, and was immediately aware of the lack of primary stability. I generally paddle with a flat craft so I never have really heeled this over like I did my kayak. I have experimented with it a bit since, and discover it does have significant secondary stability, but not overly confidence inspiring. The craft builds stability the minute you begin to get underway, and I must admit that I stayed dry through the first 3, or 4 days I had it out. It is fairly fast, tracks strait, and yet turns well. I generally use a kayak paddle, but recently have decided to try a canoe paddle as well. The seat is canted towards the front, and while this is more comfortable while seated, it prevents me from being able to get my feet under the seat for kneeling which I'm sure would improve stability. It weighs 49 pounds in fiberglass, which is a bit more than I wanted, but is manageable as I do not portage it anyway. Overall, I'd say it is a good value. I would have gone 5 stars if it were more stable, and consideration to the seat.