Several months ago a fellow was selling Watermasters at quite a discount, so I grabbed a Grizzly for $800. My life being what it is I had little chance to try it out. That all changed last Friday as friends descended on my place in Oroville for the yearly Highland Fling. We set out for four days of fishing local Okanogan County lakes. The review for that will be in the stillwater forum. My biggest complaint is the seat, what a flat, hard, pain in the ass. My cheeks were smarting after about three hours in the saddle. When I dry tested it in the house, I feared the seat back would provide poor support also, not the case, it was fine. My biggest pleasure in the new float is that it stays put in a wind better than my pontoon did or my Fishcat. And it rows fairly well considering it's big oval "footprint". Getting your fins up on the strap for rowing is somewhat awkward, but can be done with a small grunt or two...:rofl: When rowing the oars tend to "moan" so the new boat has a name, Mona! The oars collide in the center of the stroke, a puzzling set up at best. It's overcome by dropping one slightly below the other on the stroke. Storage is non-existant in it's stock form, but the back half has a hard floor that will hold a lot of stuff. One just has to find the bag or tub or whatever that works for them to carry lunch, rain gear, extra fly boxes or whatever. I used my homemade rod holder and with some fussing with it made it work rather easily. The WM stripping apron, an option, works well but I think I'll glue on some velcro pads to change the attach points slightly. Despite the oar mounts, the oars in stowage position, the multitude of D rings, and other Murphy stuff, there were few if any hangups with my line. I did have one comical thing happen when my sinking line dropped a loop from the stripping apron between my legs into the water. One of the fish I was landing did a perfect "through the eye of the needle" maneuver that was quite amazing if not frustrating. In summary, the Grizzly is quite a good float for larger water the requires oars to cover ground. It will continue to be refined and accessorized to meet the challenge of a great day on the water.