Good luck picking a boat. I have rowed both Clack and Hyde. I own the Hyde and can say that the low profile Clack is a more manuverable boat. It is faster to row but suffers from the low side on big rivers. I have a G4 bottom on my Hyde and it looks like new after 8 years. My friend has had 2 clacks in 1 year as the high side clack rowed like a barge. He traded for the low side. But when we go in big water, South Fork or upper Yellowstone, we row my boat. Features I added to Hyde was the extra floor covers to make the floor level.