I’ve watched video of Scadden and Watermaster inflatable boats/toons on rivers. It’ll be my first H2Ocraft & I question how well they travel on smooth lakes, or into the wind on lakes or upriver. I don’t want to lag behind when my buddies are rowing a framed toon. Of course, I want the ability to travel with decent speed when rowing but I don’t want to be blown about like crazy when the wind is up. I primarily fish for trout, bass, and Musky. Small lakes at home and sm-med rivers when I travel North. Up to class ll when I have experience. (Frameless is my only option: Kodiak, Assault, Renegade, Rampage) Anyone have any advice? 1* I was initially looking at the Watermaster Kodiak and D.Scadden’s Outlaw Assault. I agree they are both good quality but do any of these inflatables present with a good balance between speed and wind control? * I’ve also started considering Scadden’s frameless toon-style inflatables. 2A* How does the open front compare to Kodiak/Assault as far as boat control when finning/rowing goes? What about fly fishing? I don’t care if I have to climb over a boat. 2B* Is there a risk of running into a rock with the foot bar of the toon style if on rougher water? Does the enclosed model offer more safety in this circumstance? 2C* When considering the Outlaw Rampage (~10”Lx5’W), does it become more difficult to row or fin this larger boat as compared to the enclosed models or smaller inflatables in general? Is this larger boat slower overall? * the fins from the 2 manufacturers are different lengths. Any thoughts? *Tearing down the inflatables 3A* How much room is available in the Watermaster vs. the Scadden boat backpacks? Is it similar to trying to cram a tent into its bag or do the correctly folded/rolled boats slide in reasonable well? I assume pump and oars also go into the backpack. Important to me. 3B* I’ve got an idea of packed weights. I’d feel comfortable loading <30# models on my back and occ riding on my mtn bike back to my car. Doable, but is this practical with the Rampage or too awkward? I weigh 145#. *I believe it will be smart to purchase an anchor system. I’m hoping a collapsible stripping apron that goes around my waist will be approp if I get an NFO boat. Now I'm leaning toward open-ended boats, but don't really know why, even after reading older posts here. Any answer on any portion of my long list (I know!) of questions will be helpful. Have to buy blind & it's my first 'boat' purchase. Thanks for the help!