Yesterday morning I launched off at one of my favorite fishin holes at around 5:30am in search for some bass. Aside from a hour lunch at the dock, I didnt pull out til 7:30pm. Ended up with around 30 bass averaging around 3.5lbs ea. along with one close to 7lbs. I can not believe how comfortable I was all day. Being able to stand and fish is a huge plus in this boat.I would never been able to do this in my old Tarpon 160.I know now I will be able to tackle some long trips out in the bay this summer. On another note. I got to take some waves over the nose and sides of the boat yesterday as well ( caught out in a couple of bad thunderstorms ). Everything drained perfectly. I was a little skeptic because I heard some bad reviews on how the boat takes waves. All in all I love this boat.