The entire mirage drive by Hobie is a great idea hands free to fish and rig while paddling. I have found this to be a very dependable drive and kayak. The kayak at 14 foot handles larger people and allows you to carry more than enough tackle. The stability of the 14 makes it easy to stand and fish even without the bar you can add to it. I am 68 180 lbs and have no issues. Finally its a sit on top kayak so even when waves come in they drain out, and the vantage seat when the fishing is slow or stopped I have put the seat back and taken a nap.