Love the Super Puma!! I purchased a modified 'Outfitter" frame for the boat. As a touring raft this is a 2 person boat (and a small Labrador retriever), but no more!!!. The Super Puma handles well and is very fast, much like my drift boat. In big water consider this a point and pull boat. The rocker that gives this boat its speed and response sacrifices tracking ability. The larger Avon's, Wings, etc.... ( and I've rowed many) track much better, so you have to be on your oars when rapid trails toward brush etc....Oh yea, get the 9 ft. oars. Eight foot oars are worthless with frame and even class 3 rapids. Also, if you will be sitting on a dry box or cooler in the Super Puma and rowing, there is much fine-tuning of the oar positions that will be needed. I had to fabricate spacers to raise the oars so they were comfortable. The air-floor of the Super Puma really puts you up high, so adjustments are mandatory. For a paddle boat, this craft is sweet, easy to portage and takes extreme whitewater! Really, for the price as a touring boat it is nice (if you have an extra grand or two, get an Avon or similar..) but as a paddle boat, don't hesitate to grab this one!