I've had this boat for over 10 years. Countless days on the water - everything from class IIII+ to class one fishing trips. No holes, rips or leaks. Great for 2 people on extended trips (packing light) or fishing but really shines in white water. By yourself or with one passenger you're only limited by your rowing skills - these boats love big water - tube shape is just right to punch holes. I have 10 foot oars and standard cat break down frame. I have a hybrid floor (2/3 net up front and one third light weight cedar - the wood makes a better cooler/cargo platform). The boat becomes very average if loaded down - however if you only expect class III or below and you have appropriate rowing skills you'll be fine with 1000 lbs (boat/frame plus people plus gear). Great boat.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend