I have oared wooden, aluminum and glass drift boats,including the streamtech. I was very much impressed with the streamtech, it spun like a top and moved like a cat. I wanted one of each, but had to compromise...... I built a 16' toon. Its a little sluggish, especially when fully loaded and carrying 3 big adults. I float the Yakima and smaller rivers. I fish big rivers and lakes with my gas/electric motors. On the big rivers its a long.... slow..... trip back up to the boat launches with a 15hp motor. My boat doesnt have a 5 star rating for any single body of water, but I can fish just about anywhere, and i am comfortable and safe. Cons: The inflatables (the vulnerability factor) which has subsided somewhat, since i have used it so much and the toons are quality built. Its trailered. It doesn't have gunwales/sideboards for safety and support. It moves easy in the wind/ no protection from wind either. Pros: Its my own creation It can float same water as DB's and rafts It can motor up big rivers It can be carried by two guys (void of gear) pretty far if needed. 100% welded.. no nuts and bolts. Its paid for.