I've received a few more questions about the boat. I'll answer here so I don't need to return all the emails. The tubes are in pristine shape. Absolutely no holes, patches or leaks. There aren't even many marks on them. They don't look much different than the day they left the factory. They have grey bottoms and track extremely straight. The boat is very easy to row. It is super-maneuverable, and it only takes two well-placed strokes of the oars to get all the way across the Yakima River (in the canyon). It drafts just a few inches and can be navigated through some awfully skinny water. This also makes it easy to stay well inside on those sweepers we all know and love. The casting platform sits about 1' above water line when the boat is fully loaded. This means the guy in the front fishing is well above the water and able to see/spot rises very well...better than if in a drift boat. Hope this helps. Any more questions, please let me know.