Paul, I finished the boat a week ago. Had inaugural float today! It's very stable for the size, should be just the ticket for trout this summer and salmon fishing this fall! I built it very open to maximize room and set it up for just one person and an outboard. I built it with 23" topsides instead of the 16" in case I run into higher waves on my favorite trout streams here in Idaho. It won't be used for real white water but the extra inches made me feel better.