Finally got over a bought of pneumonia and took my Pal on her maiden voyage. Water got higher and murkier as we paddled due to an upstream thunderstorm. She's the sweetest boat I've ever paddled. Between the rocker and keel, the designers got it just perfect. Responds easily to my paddle stroke, yet doesn't "Yaw" off course the moment I take the paddle out of the water. I only wish I'd found my "Dream boat" when I was younger and stronger!