I purchased a 12' Catchercraft 2 Salt Steelhead in the spring and really have not floated rivers very much. Many due to lack of free time. I used it quite a bit in the gorge this summer, mostly still water. I did get out and float the Sandy today and it handled sweet! The frame is cut really narrow. The guy I bought it from had it custom made to fit in the back of his truck. I could make it wider but not sure if I really need to. How much more stability would be gained by adding say another 12" width? I think I may be looking to add a pedestal seat. I feel a little tight when rowing and am not sure if the oars are to long for the width. Will raising the seat help with this? I love the front seat you can see by flipping it around I added a little more deck. Right now I'm just using plywood flooring. Do you guys have any suggestions? I'm not sure about the diamond plate in the hot summer and cold winter. If any of you guys float the Wilson or Sandy and would like some company let me know.