I had a large framed boat, similar to the Skookum Steelheader- 9 ft pontoons. The scadden I rowed was frameless-and its a nice boat- but there were small things I didn't like...open front being the biggest. Im my WM (kodiak- the big one) its like a little oasis in the middle of the water! Everything fits in the bag and 2 can fit in the back of a car! we do this all the time. The back deck on the WM can hold 500lbs of gear according to BSI. it holds all I need and more. oh- and I like the smaller fins. Easy to maneuver and they are easier to lift keep away from the rocks! pull the trigger! to be really honest- I don't care about standing in them. In still water you are up high enough to fish, hook and land fish- no problem at all.it would be pretty unstable w/o an anchor system.